Poetry, People, and Seduction

I have been told that a judge must have the right,

if not the obligation,

of only to manifest in the process file.

I intend to bring to us, the poets, a similar role,

that people come to us just by reading our poems,

not for any other sense or reason,  

absorbing its lyrics, even its empty spaces,

its exclamation points and questions.  

May they forgive us when, many times, the vernacular fails,

and we translate our feelings into poorly exposed traits,

leaving light footprints to be deciphered and followed.

We lift very high our soul, and only in our craft, daily poetizing,  

we dare on going from the easy and light to the solemn,  

to the deep and imposing truth that holds and subdues all of us:

the beauty, power and seduction of our human race.

Even though someone might call us narcissists.

This poem and all others at this blog, authored by Edilson Afonso Ferreira ©

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