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      < the purpose of poetry >

     poetry gives words      
     a place to go      
     it gives me      
     something to do      
     something easier      
     than life      
     poetry can save you      
     from work      
     and relatives      
     and love      
     and suicide      
     it saved Sylvia Plath      
     for years      
     and then      
     it helped her      
     poetry gives artists      
     who can't draw      
     a place to paint      
     and novelists      
     who can't write      
     a place to speak      
        - - -   
and just for fun, an older version of the poem:     
        < words >   
       words save us   
       from life   
       from forgetting      
       from love        
       from suicide        
       words saved Sylvia Plath for years        
       and then        
       they helped her        
       words give artists who can not draw        
       a canvas   
       and those of us who can not speak        
       a voice        
             - - -
Written by rayheinrich (Death Plane for Teddy)
Published | Edited 13th Feb 2011
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