louis rams

Gold Star - 12,624 Points (09/13/1943 / new york city)

Why Do Poets Write - Poem by louis rams

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Why do poets write, a question that I wonder.

I’ve asked myself that question over a thousand times.
And I always come up with the same answer
It’s because we are blind.
We accept all that we see constant, as the daily norm.
But I cannot accept it, it’s not where I belong.

There are questions to be answered that we must write about
We’ll climb the highest mountain, and to the world we will shout.
Why is the sky blue? Why is the ocean deep?
Why is the mountain high? Why do we weep?
We have been given everything man could possibly need
This is the reason GOD had planted the seed.
We are the only creatures that have a mind to think
But when we do not use it, we can lose in in a wink.

We as poets see all the beauties that are around
We will write about it, without even making a sound
We will also see the suffering, for not everything in
Life is a bed of flowers, for people are dying
Each and every hour.

There are too many topics for us to write about
War, poverty, hunger, sickness, just to name a few
We can’t write about everything, what are we supposed to do.
So I look around to all that surround me
Then I pick a topic of which I do not foresee.
I put myself in that position of what I am writing about
If it’s about pregnancy, I will feel her aches and pains
And by doing this there is knowledge that I gain.
Life is two sided of that there is no doubt.
Rich, poor, happy, sad, love, hate, boy, girl,
Life, death, all in suits of twos
All this excites me, but which one will I choose?
Why do poets write? now you tell me?
maybe it’s just because we love the poetry.

Comments about Why Do Poets Write by louis rams

  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (10/20/2013 1:55:00 PM)

    Questions, questions, ah, maybe I may have some answers. Read mine - Brush Strokes -

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  • Matt MooneyMatt Mooney (6/10/2010 2:46:00 AM)

    You have said it all in a nutshell.A strong statement for us all.10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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