April 29

#VerseLove Day 29, What a Poem Can Do

What a Poem Can Do

A poem cannot rewind time
nor can it repair fractures left unmended;
it cannot gloss over what causes us pain.

But, a poem can reveal new perspectives
cause us to inspect further
those things we love… or hate.

A poem can help us
find our breath,
a refreshed rhythm.

A poem offers us
the permission to
bare our soul to others

who share our pain
and our triumphs,
who hold space.

A poem is not a band aid
nor a panacea,
after all, it is but words.

Nonetheless, a poem
crafted honestly
has unmeasurable power.


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Posted April 29, 2022 by inspirepassion in category Poetry, VerseLove

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I am a process-focused leader who uses collaboration, authenticity, and mentoring as key skills to inspire passion among learners of all ages. Aggregate eclectic professional experiences have honed my ability to coach others in designing and implementing courses of study using inquiry-/project-based learning (PBL).

2 thoughts on “#VerseLove Day 29, What a Poem Can Do

    1. inspirepassion (Post author)

      “Sticks and stones…?” or “The pen is mightier than the sword?”


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