By Jessie Fields
“Poetry: Forgive me for having helped you to understand that you are not made of words alone.” Roque Dalton from Nancy Hanks.
Poems can so move the soul that tears flow
And lengthen those in sacred bonds
Stretching sentences to outlast time.
Fingers that tremble across the page can trace the stars
And let love turn breathless in your arms.
Poetry between us
Words at our feet.
Can we people making poetry arise and lead the way to a new day
End the cycles of misery, end poverty.
But don’t stop there, from the dust form a new future.
Poetry in action come forth, come lead the way and don’t stop there.