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.