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Chosen Words

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Poetry is the art of writing words,

To share your thoughts and feelings;

To tell a story in meaningful ways,

That send your readers reeling.

It might be expressions of joy or love,

Or sadness and despair;

Whatever the topic you might choose,

Poetry adds joy everywhere.

Poetry can capture every mood,

And take you different places:

Invade your mind with pleasure,

As it fills up empty spaces.

Words can capture your emotions,

In how the words are written;

Depending on the words you read,

You might feel even ‘smitten.’

Poetry can chase your blues away,

Words can change your disposition;

They can take you to a better place,

Without an inquisition.

You read of inspiration, motivation and the like,

It takes you on a journey, as your mind takes off in flight.

It captures all your feelings and emotions by the score,

You cannot stop your reading, you’ll want to read some more!

If you are seeking something to help you get away,

Read a book of poetry, it will compliment your day!

By Shirley Binkley

Cedar View Apartments

shrobi53@gmail.com