The "Once Upon a Time"s and "the Last Week I"s never really seemed like much

When such a better way existed

To tell a story.


And when I took into account all that I knew about 

Writing and words and expression

I found that things just come out easier.


When you focus more on the words you use and the way you use them

Everything else feels less important

And the story just comes easier.


That's not to say the story can be found easier, 

But, well, I've found that sometimes half the fun

Is figuring out what the hell this all means.


And knowing I'm a part of this,  I guess that's what I like,

It doesn't take an application or a competition

To call yourself a poet.


If you have a pen and some paper, a computer, even just your voice,

You could one day find yourself spewing poetry like a faucet

With your name on a board with the greats.


Because isn't that just what everybody else did?

Shakespeare and Dickenson and Poe

All started out with just one word.


So why should I, or anybody, spend my time 

Soaking in all the beauty, pain, and madness that this crazy world has to offer

Without taking the time to tell about it.



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