Good Idea

GOOD IDEA

WHY DON'T YOU USE YOUR TIME AND WRITE A POEM?
THE ELVIN WISDOM BELL TOLLED,
WHAT A GOOD IDEA!
IT IS THIS IDEA WE SHOULD MULTIPLY,
TO THE MULTITUDES,
TO EVERYONE,
FOR IF THEY SAT AND WROTE POETRY,
WOULD THEY BECOME MORE?
LEARN MORE?
OF THEMSELVES, OF OTHERS, OF US?
AND IF THIS SELF DISCOVERY,
WERE TO LEAD TO THE GOOD OF ALL,
WOULD THAT NOT BE A WONDER OF WORDS?

SO I BEGAN,
UNFOLDEDWORDS UPON THE PAPER,
AND IMMEDIATELY THERE WAS INTEREST WITHOUT,
PEOPLE WANTED TO KNOW,
WHAT I WAS DOING?
PEERING, PRYING, ASKING!
I EXPLAINED THAT I AM ATEACHER,
AND THAT THEY UNKNOWINGLY,
HAD BECOME MY PUPILS,
FOR THEIR INTEREST, THEIR QUESTIONING,
CREATES A PATH OF INTRIGUE,
A PATH OF DISCOVERY,
WHICH IF THEY BE WILLING,
WILL SPIN THEM ONTO A NEW COURSE,
ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING,
IF THEY WOULD BUT TRY,
TO PUT THE WORDS UPON,
THAT FLOWS FROM THEIR HEARTS,
TO ALL HEARTS OF THE WORLD.

by Barry Conway

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