Poems stalk through the crowd to where they can be soft to the ear,
But somehow the words are very clear
And cleverly placed to where each syllable has a purpose.
It resonates deep within.
It manifests and becomes a powerful ambush of emotions,
As it morphs into something real, and takes a person on a journey.
A journey that not only opens their eyes, but also
Their heart, mind, and ears.
A poem calls for people to listen.
They announce, “Hey I have something to say”.
Come with me on this path
Look from my perspective as I pour from this page into your head
And with every word of me that is spoken, an emotion plucked and awakened,
As a picture is painted.
I want you to see what I see,
Feel what I feel.
For one moment, I want you to pay attention and listen
In a rhythm we can both understand
In a beat we can both agree on
Because it is the only way one will listen
To something that is handwritten.