POETRY WHY DOES IT MATTER, by Carey S. Fontaine
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POETRY WHY DOES IT MATTER, by Carey S. Fontaine.

Poetry, why does it matter?

If you're a believer
In the brick and mortar,
And useful spaces,
Poetry should matter.
There is a white page,
Sometimes backlit,
Vacant, lonely, pretty
Sad without the flight-full
Thoughts, aspiration
Of a humanity mired
In its flaws, mistakes;
Surrounded by what
Should have been
Great, but what turned
Out to be - well just
Ordinary getting on
With things, with eating,
Job, mating and life.

Then you encounter a
Poem that convened you
In so many hints, and
Shouts that even though
All our failures
Surround us, that does not
Mean our efforts tomorrow
Will wear that uniform.

That fate can turn a
Mistake like Evolution
Into something fitting
For the colorful canvas
Of the minds flights of
Inventive fancy.

Such events do not make
Themselves known by
Blaring and gloating,
Not normally, and the
God-dess finds all our
Insipid years useful for
Our playground and
Shouldn't children have
Toys to play with.

This magical life is poetry;
This life is the intentioned toy;
This life's learning matters to:
Those children, even
The ones who believe
They will star in the life play
Only once, in their many,
Many, many varied lives;
Those children, teens,
Who have not yet found
Their passion poetry ground,
Inspiring them to wean
From just being, a being,
To wanting. to live, to fight, to grow
To discover, to design, to dramatize
Why life and its poetry matters.

That is poetry my questioner!
That life is worthy of a
Grand description of the
Ordinary that goes unheralded,
Unsung, unappreciated, and
Forgotten in dusty tomes
Of history books until unearthed
By the girl with the knotted
Hair bun opening the box
Of mystery found in the
Cove of libraries around
The world - That is
Why poetry matters.



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POETRY WHY DOES IT MATTER, by Carey S. Fontaine