The World Needs More Poets

A Poem

Samantha Lazar
Jan 6, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

Call up your favorite languages
Call up your mother tongue
Spill out your crafty treasure chests
Dust off your used to be hobbies
Pull down the attic ladder
Gather the scrapbooks, the yearbooks, the printed photographs
Your sewing machine
Restring your guitar
Clear your throat for the harmony
Gather the heirloom seeds
The fabrics and dyes
Your crochet and knitting needles
Your cross-stitch too
We are recruiting poets
The world needs you!

You will need to pack your paintbrushes
Your oils and acrylics and biggest canvas
Bring your spraypaints and biggest statements
Things are about to get messy

Bakers and chefs and college professors
Gamers and students
And tellers of fortunes
Witnesses of the world
Voices of your generation
Readers and authors
We are waiting for you
We have work to do

Wordsmiths and teachers
Children with sketchbooks
Artists and dancers and climbers
And peace wielders
Scientists, leaders, pioneers
Farmers and travelers
Glassblowers and welders
Activists and sign designers
Ceramics spinners and energy workers
Weavers and dreamers and tarot card readers
Architects and secret passageway diggers
Builders, inventors, technology dreamers
Entrepreneurs and far off sky gazers

Get out your Legos, your Tinker Toys
Your prism collection
Your miniatures and giant sculptures
Get out of your basements
Come out from your hiding spots
Anyone, anyone with something to say
We need you
And we have work to do

© Samantha Lazar 2020

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