Alan W. Jankowski

Freshman - 662 Points (March 16,1961 / Perth Amboy, New Jersey)

I Want My Poetry... - Poem by Alan W. Jankowski

To be far more than just a rhyme,
An idle way to pass the time,
As you take in my words like a drink,
I want my words to make you think,
To make you examine your very soul,
And help you reach that ultimate goal,
I want my words to inspire the masses,
To join together and unite the classes,
To inspire people to make a start,
To see the good in another’s heart.

To do what’s right, as you should,
And bring about the greater good.
I want the words that I write,
To fill others with delight,
To satisfy your every need,
To free the world of hate and greed,
To wipe the tears from your eyes,
There for you to silence your cries,
My words your comfort in time of pain,
To bring you sunshine instead of rain.

And if some day I can’t be by your side,
Let my words be your guide,
It is my gift I give to thee,
And as you read them, think of me,
And even though I can’t be there,
I’ll think of you and say a prayer,
And if my words should bring you peace,
And from your troubles provide release,
It’s what I want my poetry to do,
To be my gift, from me to you.


Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, poets, writing

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: This was written for a print compilation recently released on Inner Child Press in time for Poetry Month April,2012...the name of the anthology is 'I Want My Poetry To'...
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Comments about I Want My Poetry... by Alan W. Jankowski

  • Rajnish Manga (9/6/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    We welcome these words as an honest utterances of a poet committed to the welfare of people. I would like to quote: I want my words to make you think /....To free the world of hate and greed, (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/6/2015 12:26:00 AM)

    Truly, a true poet's passion indeed (Report) Reply

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