Some people rant, some like to curse,
As for me, I like to use verse;
Some like to paint to capture a scene,
I like to use words, both harsh and serene;
Maybe, “Aww, a caterpillar so soft on yon’ leaf,”
Or, “Help! There’s a mean man, and he’s after me!”
I can take one up mountains or down through the dale,
peacefully through heaven or fearfully through hell.
Some write or give speeches, verbose and loud,
soft words suit me, that can move a hard crowd;
Some go political, drumming up votes,
yes, issues affect me, but I write for folks;
I write to impress, express, and give thought
to things I am feeling, things gained or have lost;
In songs or poems, in sermons at times,
I like it best when the best words rhyme.
I realize not everyone feels as I do,
some have other things that keep them amused;
As for me, I love words, words that both stir and soothe.
-Donald R. Sansbury, 2013