An Ode to Poetry

by B.T. Bonner

If I could
offer back a fraction
of your wonder 
do justice with the words I speak
maybe then I can claim you
You make me want to give more
to a world that has given me much less
I owe you my sanity 
after I taste too much of the world
and for the sense
that you help me make of my own thoughts
when life tries its hardest to get in the way
You take me to new highs
teach me 
new things about myself 
my history...
and my past... 
you reach out to me
with your wisdom
and always answer
when I call for you
you are at the root of my pleasure
and the pit of my sorrow
and you give me answers 
that alone I could never find


An Ode to Poetry by B.T. Bonner

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