In response to the Washington Post article “Is Poetry Dead”
From their tombs and graves they rise
Zombie Poets: Homer, Poe, Lorde, and more
restless from rolling over
too many times. Muses
for the living poets who agree
there are things left to say.
History’s repetitions prove some stories
need to be retold and lessons relearned.
What say you Playwrights and Journalists
have you no tales to weave and news to bring?
Then why make poets redundant
in this information age and time of disparity.
As long as night remains juxtaposed with day
and we continue to fall at the heels of war
and kneel in a miracle’s wake
poets will fill a need.
All of us Veterans of life
search for a place and voice.
Today’s world of technology and machines
does not mandate more form
it requires creative sovereignty.
Zombies is what we’ll be without some heartfelt poetry.
Shared for dVerse Open Link Night week 81 with Claudia behind the bar.