The World Needs Poetry

The World Needs Poetry

You ask, “Why DOES the world need poetry?”
And I say…

Its writing is my sanity,
my armour versus apathy,
my dealing-with-it strategy,
my joy, my strange proclivity,
my vital creativity.

Its reading dulls cacophony
and mindless mediocrity
then floods me with philosophy
and tenderness and jollity
that elevate life’s quality.

Each poem is a legacy
itself, but then collectively
they weave a vibrant tapestry
of glorious humanity…

For though we face mortality,
our madness, our hilarity,
our weakness, our capacity
for sadness or sagacity
can all be captured perfectly
by verses, for eternity.

And that’s why, whether knowingly
or not, the world needs poetry.


© Nina Parmenter 2018

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