A New Poem By Gerald Nicosia: The Role of the Poet

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January 1, 2012 · Posted in Miscellany 

Obama a disappointment
Money for wars but not
For the poor, the sick, the kids in school
And corporations calling
All the shots
What chance has the human
Heart got?

The wise man said
“Poetry gives us a place to stand”
But I’d say rather
Poetry keeps
Your heart beating
And blood flowing
And without it
God forbid
The whole place
Called existence
Goes
Black

Rather than
Sit there listening
For the click of
The switch
Better to
Just
Keep
Writing!

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