def: po·e·sy

Poetry asks a lot of questions
Makes few definitive statements
Delves into a multitude of perspectives
And tends to provide zero answers

Poetry is a process, a ritual
of reflection and boundless purging
A pathway to self healing, soul searching
A noble attempt at illumination

Writing isn’t inherent or instinctual
Even if we feel like it comes naturally
Poetry is a skill, a practice, an artform
A discipline in refining the chaos of reason

Poetry is a secret, a sneak-peek into the mind
It lays the heart open on the chopping block
Watching it beat, and drawing a picture of obscurity
To call itself a bold, unprecedented master of the arts

Poetry is a contradiction, both virtue and vice
Woven by the laureate and the common man alike
Poetry lives and dies by human existence, by being
Tethered to the struggles and victories of mankind

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