This column is dedicated to one of the highest art forms in the sphere of human communication—Poetry. Nothing is nobler than the expression of human emotion. All poetry is perfect, no matter what the format or the background of the poet. A voice is a voice. With poetry, you get more than words. You get rhythm, you get sound, you get silence, you get mood—you get emotion. What more can you ask? This column is also dedicated to all the people who have ever lived, those here now, and those yet to come. God bless the poets among you. They carry the soul of the world.Contact us if you would like to share your poems.
A Last MealA Last Meal - The pain of war lingers for a lifetime. The bomb which destroys the warrior may have a long fuse.
Death took a friend who made me smile,
A storyteller with a sense of comedy and a sarcastic wit
A man of small stature and brave heart
Who fought for his country
But could not fight the ravages of Agent Orange
It is a joy to share the company of another
Who can infuse conversation with laughter
Paint a word picture with a short remark
And make you see the silliness which surrounds the serious
I am grateful for the wonderful meal that can never be eaten again
Prepared for me by a master chef who knew how to spice the food
And serve it to perfectionCurrent and past articles from the Poetry is Perfect: More than Words column: