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A piece on the work of a poet

For the people

Writing_freelance_online_content_dayton_cincinnati_columbus_centervilleby Tim Campbell14 May 2014

The work of a poet must be done
No matter the ailments
No matter the injuries
No matter the death
The work of a poet must be done
The poet mustn’t shield his eyes from the critters in his closet
Or the peering golden eyes under the bed
He must look
The must be courageous
In order for him to survive his battles
Of love
Of life
Of man
Of this world
It must be done
So the people knows
What it means to be alive
The poet must do this work in the streets with the people
He must do it in the gutter
To see truth
He must struggle to know liberation
The poet’s work cannot be squandered
Take time with your voice
For it is for the people
Take time in your message
For it is for the people
Take time in the work of poets
For it is for the people