I am a poet from New Jersey, which says it all. I write poetry because, at my age, it is the only thing I can do that takes more than five minutes, because I can lock myself in my office and not confront an "audience" face-to-face (ask wife of 50 years), because I don't need the money, because my children think it's "quirky" and "special," and, most important, because I have to.
A Simple Poem
This is a simple poem:
no references to history, mythology
no symbols or similes;
neither music nor metaphors;
no heroic theme or tragic turn--
without a chorus or orchestra
it is simply here
to change the world.
© 2018 Neil Ellman
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