The best poem never written
The following is in reply to a private message to a fellow poet this morning who ending by saying...
..."I don't even know what poetry is! I just write the words in my head as I reflect on a life spent/misspent"...
###### I do exactly that.
In fact, I have written a few poems here that do say just that... Life is poetry mate.
Some of it is hard and challenging. WOL attracts people from all walks of life, young, old, male, female, hemale, shemale Bi, gay, straight, black, white, yellow, red, every size and shape.
The one thing we all have in common is we are all the same and we are all different.
However, it is clear to me that religion has messed up and is messing up an awful lot of people and saved millions.
Why do I say this?
Because we all need someone to talk to and someone to listen.
Poetry is a lifesaver for many, who find themselves in total despair. When I use poetry in this respect I mean writing down the demons that assail us. Whatever and whoever those demons maybe.
Drink, drugs, gambling, addictions of any and every kind. Love, loss of love, family, lack of family, being alone, being in a crowd, being in the in-crowd. not fitting in, the abuse we have all suffered and importantly are still suffering from our present and perhaps most importantly as we grow older from our distant past.
I could write for a week and not even scratch the surface of topics of poetry.
The biggest issues as I see it are the mental illness of any and every kind.
Mostly because we can not see it and we hardly ever talk about it. Preferring to think it does not exist even when we have it, or think it will never happen to me.
Like death, the biggest taboo of all... We mostly never talk about it.
Poetry is accessing the demon and exercising it then exorcising it.
Grabbing your pen and writing it all down is the perfect tool to achieve all three.
Hell you never even have to post it here or anywhere or let another living soul ever see it or read it
IT IS STILL POETRY... And It still works!
Reading over what have just written above I ask myself "This is a poetry site, is this poetry?"
I answer myself like all of us
loons do mate. Hell YES!
It is in my unpolished unpublished unwritten book of the best poems never seen.