A Man Like Me – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Why waste a leap of faith on a man like me?
You’ve been disappointed, hurt and led astray
It seems right to resist the temptation of a devil in disguise
I’ve loved, I’ve lived and I’ve lied

After all the days and nights wandering through this life, I found the one to make it right

Like a prize fighter bruised in one last fight
I think it’s time to walk into the sunlight

A flower in a bed of sand
A rock of salvation clenched tight inside my hand
A star lost in flight
Wishing so hard for you to light my night

Why waste a leap of faith on a man like me?

An old soul trying find his way back home to you
Through deserted highways and empty rail cars
Deep inside my thoughts
Another man

Betrayed by the past
Tangled, confused and sinking fast
Take my hand
The water fills my lungs as the infinite plane of existence stretches beyond the realm of eternity

Just as my eyes submerge from this frozen moment of clarity, I am thrust
Rescued
In those eyes a reflection of this lifeless body

Lips so close
Cherry red

A leap of faith landed

Why a man like me?
Fate

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World Poetry Day – March 21st – Did you share your poetic vision with the world?

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is on March 21, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999.

The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.”
World Poetry Day has existed in some form since at least 1505, according to the National Poetry Day Committee, which was based in Florida, USA, in the early 1990s.

It was generally celebrated in October, sometimes on the 5th, but in the latter part of the 20th Century the world community celebrated it on October 15, the birthday of Virgil, the Roman epic poet and poet laureate under Augustus.

The tradition to keep an October date for national or international poetry day celebrations still holds in many countries. Alternately, a different October or even November date is celebrated.