All I need sometimes is poetry

if it were not for poetry

i would have given up long ago

poetry is the window to my soul

the light in darkness

sanity instead of delusion

poetry allows me to look at self

take my eyes off you

poetry inspires me

sets my soul free

when confused

and i cant stand

to look at your face

and fear keeps me from speaking

and shame and disgrace

cloud my world

poetry inspires me

to set on paper all things ugly

all things deep

so deep if spoken

it would cut

like a sword into your gray matter

and pierce your heart

causing you to want my blood

poetry inspires me

it lets me gather my thoughts

so you and i can remain free

to coexist without war

poetry has taken me far

been my release

if it were not for poetry

i would have thrown myself

on the floor

pulled out my hair

ran naked out my door


i cant take it no more

poetry inspires me

to drop to my knees

to ask god

for more strength to go on

with my prayer answered

i can go walking

out the door fully clothed

thanking god for strength

mercy and grace once more

all i need is poetry