Poetry - Why Poetry?
Some have asked why I write poetry
by William Henry Jones
the answer is personal and deep
When my mind is fraught with troubles
it records happy moments to keep.
All one needs is a piece of paper
and a pen for thoughts to compose
providing tranquillity in repose.
It is like going to confession
a rejuvenation of the soul
All documented for reference
should someone at sometime care to know.
One poetic raindrop is never heard
until raindrops become many
Like a collection of poems
spilling over the poetic jetty.
A poem written in solitude
often provides a resolution
For one's concerns, while in quietude
giving poetic absolution.
When I compose a happy poem
it is like a wisp of the wind
Giving momentary pleasure
but inspiration to try again.
Poetry for me is a catharsis
renewing my faith in God
A sort of map to show a better way
from troubled paths I may trod.
Others may have other reasons for poetry
that's why there is poetry of all kinds
All providing a peaceful interlude
but for me, reverie, when I have a troubled mind.