A Poet’s Reply

Why do poet’s speak of pain and woe – let me tell you Hyacinth Santiago

Your sad laments was beautifully said – you spoke of inspiration, not dread

But isn’t a poet a human being – a child of God, not blind to the seeing

Without the seasons of life what would be – faceless and emotionless souls wandering aimlessly

To give to others we need experience of life – and yes, the ears of a good wife

But let’s not be naive in this imperfect world – to gain wisdom and peace, we must first endure pain

A poet’s duty is to give comfort and joy – understanding galore – inspirational verse by the score

But, sadly it’s a fact of life – to learn and grow through trouble and strife

We must first consult the verbal knife

CR 1990 Published in Dubai Gulf News