Never Tell A Poet What To Write

Never, never tell a good Poet what to write

Or what to say. The Poet always tries to be right

To be on the good and the best side of history

The Poet does not express himself for glory.


The Poet believes in equality and opportunity

For everyone on the Planet. The Poet is free

Free, free to say it as it is. The Poet is naturally

Very calm, thoughtful, and proceeds carefully.


To be a poet is a gift from God so as not to be afraid

To write or put on paper the content of his soul and heart

The Poet gets up very early or sometimes goes to bed

Very late to parley with the Muse, who is very bright.


Never, never dictate a great Poet what to write

The Poet is, in perpetuum, at the service of humanity

The Poet is not afraid to fight for Freedom, Equality

Fairness and Peace for all. The Poet learns to be right.


P.S. This poem is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Freedom Fighter.

Happy Birthday to you, my Brother and Hero!

Copyright © January 2023, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.




This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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