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This is the sort of poem that inspires me to pick up a pen and try to make sense of the chaos in my head.


Favorite Poetry

Ain't I a Woman!
--Sojourner Truth
How to Watch Your Brother Die--Michael Hassell
Phenomenal Woman
--Maya Angelou

I Said To Poetry©

~~Alice Walker

I said to Poetry: "I'm finished
with you.
Having to almost die
before some weird light
comes creeping through
is no fun.
'No thank you, Creation,
no muse need apply.
I'm out for good times --
at the very least,
some painless convention.

Poetry laid back
and played deaad
until this morning.
I wasn't sad or anything,
only restless.

Poetry said: 'You remember
the desert, and how glad you were
that you have an eye
to see it with? You remember
that, if ever so slightly?'
I said: 'I didn't hear that.
Besides, it's five o'clok in the a.m.
I'm not getting up
in the dark
to talk to you.'

Poetry said: 'But think about the time
you saw the mooon
over that small canyon
that you liked much better
than the grand one - and how surprised you were
that the moonlight was green
and you still had
one good eye
to see with it.

Think of that!'

'I'll join the church!' I said,
huffily, turning my face to the wall.
'I'll learn how to pray again!'

'Let me ask you,' said Poetry.
'When you pray, what do you think
you'll see?'

Poetry had me.

'There's no paper
in this room,' I said.
'And that new pen I bought
makes a funny noise.'

'Bullshit,' said Poetry.
'Bullshit,' said I.