As many of you are probably aware, poetry has been around for many thousands of years. It was and is a way of illustrating life through language and making note of those experiences to later share with others (most of the time).
With regards to prehistoric poems, contrary to popular belief, the oldest of poem were not actually physically written down. Stories were told which may have been either made up or based on historical events and those words were remembered and passed on from generation to generation.
Some say it belongs in the past. I, however, believe poems are an important part of each of our lives. They can inspire us to become better than we are. They allow us to think deeply about life and what it means to be a member of the human race. They can be words of encouragement. Words of beauty. Words which can help us express feelings for which other formats do not. Poems can offer us a safe place to be exactly who you are and communicate who it is you wish to be.
I hope you enjoy the selection of poems I have here displayed.
A new poem will be posted every month.