Why Poems? By Donna Matthews


why poems?
a bread crumb trail back to me
what did I see?
what caught my fancy?
the cerulean hue of the spring sky
a babe’s cheeks in the cool shade
the bright red cardinal from the corner of my eye
a boy lost in his imagination
people watching behind sunglasses
what stories will I tell?
what will be remembered?
my words, my witness, my testimony
my poems

© 2014-2020 – Donna Matthews

Author’s Notes: I adore this quote by Nicole Lyons, “I hope that someday when I am gone, someone, somewhere, picks my soul up off these pages and thinks, I would have loved her.” The words we leave behind, pieces of our soul, for our children, their children, and maybe even their children are so very precious…therefore, I implore you, keep writing and writing and writing 💙

The above poem is written in free verse which means poetry with no rhyme scheme or meter. You can learn more about poetry forms here.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime!

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