All of humanity contained in a word,
Hope, wild, rampant and free,
Upon the page or whispered, unheard,
Smiling eyes reveal that which I see.
Spoken aloud or scribed in a tale,
To ear or eye, one and all,
History speaks beyond the veil,
Of lessons learned, victorious or fall.
Cradled pen, mark my life’s moments,
That I may remember in later years,
What I once thought, lines wrote in atonement,
Left behind for those, my heroic poet peers.