Poetry, my teacher

Poetry has taught me,

to be myself 

regardless of the rules.


Poetry has taught me, 

that life is more

than just coins and jewels.


I have met people,

now long gone

through that of prose

and song. 


I have read 

tales of hardship

and know life

doesn't last long.


But as I’m here,

I will write,

and read as much I can.


Because knowledge,

more than ever, is 

reading the story of man.


So I thank a poem, 

full of magic, sorrow, grief

and celebration. 


A true reflection of 

the human mind,

and an outlet of salvation.  


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