If Poets Ruled The World

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If you brought poetry to your exhale

how would you breathe?

If you brought poetry to your cooking

how would it taste?

If you brought poetry to your singing

how would it sound?

If we brought poetry to the conversation

what would we hear?

Would we notice the moan of wind outside our arguments

that the water from the pipes is at a trickle, our absent neighbors

don’t stand in the front yard anymore, weeds thrive

overtaking the edible garden, while last year’s birdhouse

remains empty? A muffled fear

like cotton balls in our ears.

 

If I lived poetry

could I see the heart

underneath your skin?

 

© Alicia Grimshaw 2018

“Poetry, whether the writing itself is explicitly political or not, always seeks a better way to respond, to think, to live.” – E. Ce Miller, writer, journalist

Sharing this great quote from Moorezart

 

 

 

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26 thoughts on “If Poets Ruled The World

  1. Another glorious poem and poignantly written. Your words are beautifully reinforcing me as a poet to keep doing my bit through my words. Oh,.. Ali, I’m watching and listening to this concert for Leonard Cohen, If you have an hour and a half to spare, it’s truly amazing and worth the watch.

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