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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