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  I Want My Poetry To . . .
by Janet P Caldwell
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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We are taking submissions for the 2nd edition of 'I Want My Poetry To . . ." Anthology until August 31st, 2012 and Bill and I wrote this collab as an example . . .



I want my poetry to . . .
knock the wind out of the lungs of hate

I want my poetry to . . .
feed a hungry soul and change a doomed fate

I want my poetry to . . .
be a catalyst for social change

I want my poetry to . . .
stop the pointing fingers and blame

I want my poetry to . . .
be in your face and get your attention . . . irritate
like nails across a chalkboard screeching if needed for racism to . . . eradicate

i want my poetry to be
as it makes you
in your procreatic
to change our world’s
and latitudes
i want my poetry to change
and platitudes
with gratitude
i want my poetry to be
and get you involved
in the show
you know what it is

I want my poetry to . . .
be a healing salve for the world’s ails

I want my poetry to . . .
blow life and love into death and hate
throughout the world on Unity sails

I want my poetry to . . .
grow love, from the finest grain of sand
and that one day soon, we shall walk
in the garden together, hand in hand.

yes . . . i want my poetry
to be the garden
where your love
for life’
for one another
buds, blooms and blossoms
and yields a sweet fruit
that we all can eat
of the goodness of life
my words have planted the seeds
it is up to us all
to do the deeds
that my poetry pleads for
let us open that door
i want my poetry
to touch your core
and forever more
you understand
that you, i, we
have the key
to what this world may be
i want my poetry
to move in you
move in me
and help us to see
the power of “we”

I want my poetry to . . .
express the power of we
for together we can move mountains
and love humanity as was intended to be.

I want my poetry to . . .
be a light in a shadowy world

I want my poetry to . . .
help you open and your beauty unfurl

I want my poetry to . . .
help you recognize your power
every moment, every min, every sec, every hr of your life

I want my poetry to . . . live

i want my poetry to
always give unto you
an understanding
of the power of you
and i
and how if we vie
through the storms
the in-climate weather
we are the better for it

i want my poetry to tell you
we can not be denied
regardless of the lies
no matter
may step to you
for in my poetry
i want it to speak a truth
that stands up
and fills your cup
with love

i want my poetry to be . . .

Janet P. Caldwell & William S. Peters, Sr.
August 10, 2012


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Reviewed by Dark Knight 4/22/2014
Really good poetry
Reviewed by S. Ganguli Prometheus_Media 12/29/2013
nice one
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 8/15/2012
Its nice to read your post again! Loved it!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/15/2012
Good to see you posting here again. I love the power and conviction of your challenge. Unfortunately, when I look at my pitiful poems, I cannot compare with your challenge in any way. All I can say for now is, bravo and good luck with your new publication!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/14/2012
Wow! I'd like mine to do that too. Wonderful sentiments. I do post now and then but it seem that... ...I don't know. I "interact" and comment and engage with so many people (particular the novices) but it doesn't seem as though they are reading what I am sharing. Love and best wishes to you,


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