A Poet’s vacation
By Joshua Lefort
When asked why poetry,
In poems, I trust.
In the power of words, I believe.
In the freedom of writing, I preach.
There is nothing more powerful than a man left to ponder upon his thoughts
because thoughts manifest as words
and words serve to build the bridge of change
My booklet is my audience: my notebook sets the stage.
A stage lined by fine seamless paper.
Armed with pens and quill from which I draw forth
like the divine Excalibur.
I wield the blade of conviction.
The ink that bleeds through my pen takes flight
like a butterfly
effecting those in need of change.
Every word I write causes a ripple
like a water droplet drawn to a motionless surface,
disrupting the semblance of peace we hold onto.
Poetry is lyrical alchemy
a mere droplet- a single word
can cause a tidal wave- a movement.