DEFENCE OF POETRY

A message blurred

but clearer

than in any others' words.

No caster of lies

between lines,

but weaver of truths

that no one can see.

Labelled as

pretty lines, petty words

making false worlds

--Sheds light

on fantasy

to show reality.

Realise the world

that no one else sees,

believes,

Says more

than others

are afraid to;

free voice,

powerful pen.

Cast lies?

Spin truths.

All dangerous love tales?

The voice

when no one else

will stand up.

Before dismissed

as pointless drivel

think

who speaks

when you can't find words?

09/22/04