Francis Duggan

True Poets Write With A Voice - Poem by Francis Duggan

Since my knowledge on poetry is limited on poetry I cannot give advice
Though of one thing I am certain true poets write with a voice
Even without their names to their poems their work you ought to know
The voice of any true poet in her or his work always show.

I often even ask myself how this can ever be
That the voices of the good poets are in their poetry
When you read their words on paper into their souls you see
Their words are their poetic birthmark or so 'twould seem to me.

Some people have a way with words they must have been born that way
And their writings tell more about them more than words can ever say
Their words do not die with them their legacies live on
And in their words you hear their voice long after they are gone

From the Land of the living for to be counted amongst the dead
Yet by the living generations their poems will be read
And in their poems their voices part of their wordsmith trade
For they were born as poets since poets cannot be made.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

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