by Samuel De Lemos
There are poems for just about everything–
From the most rudimentary and banal
to the highest sacred love.
Poems that last years to read are epic,
our literary history started at Gilgamesh.
Some tell stories,
some are surreal, some
are translated and given another chance—
opportunity for others to experience and enjoy.
It is said that societies who champion poetry are sophisticated—
reaching the highest level of language use.
I enjoy the lover’s poem that took a lifetime to write,
upon his death bed
the last lines recited—
sealed heartfelt affections
for unrequited love.