A Poet's Ambition

A Poet’s Ambition
By Robert T. Davenport

In the realm of words, where dreams take flight,
I stand as a poet, daring to ignite,
A fire within hearts, a spark in the soul,
For poetry's love, my ambition takes its toll.

I dare to be different, to break the mold,
To weave verses of stories, yet untold,
For in the tapestry of life, I see the hues,
All shades of people, their struggles and views.

With ink as my weapon, I'll bridge the divide,
Uniting hearts, where love shall reside,
For poetry knows no boundaries or walls,
It embraces all, as the universe calls.

In these pages of life, my passion shall flow,
Like a river of emotions, where hearts can grow,
I'll paint with words, the colors of hope,
And inspire souls, to rise and cope.

For poetry is the language of the heart,
A symphony of emotions, a work of art,
It speaks of love, of pain, and of grace,
A healing balm, in this chaotic space.

So let us gather, from every corner and land,
Hand in hand, we'll make a stand,
For the love of poetry, we shall unite,
Embracing diversity, with all our might.

No matter the differences, we shall find,
A common ground, where souls intertwine,
For in the beauty of words, we shall see,
The essence of humanity, shining free.

So, fellow poets, let us dare to be bold,
To write with passion, as our stories unfold,
For in the book of life, our voices shall rise,
Bringing love, understanding, and endless skies.

Let us be the change, that this world needs,
Through poetry's power, we shall succeed,
For in the depths of our souls, we hold the key,
To unlock the doors, and set our spirits free.

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Written on December 19, 2023

Submitted by BigNuttyTheBlackBishop on December 19, 2023

1:43 min read

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,603
Words 339
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • lancaiarts
    This is everything beautiful. Everything all at once. Thank you.
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • CarmiPhilander
    You lyrically encapsulated my perspective on poetry—it's profound and powerful.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • Philipo
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • Philipo
    Had read it before. Wondering now why I had not commented on it. Anyway, congrats.
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • BDFRichmond
    A great poem, Robert! Full of emotion, purpose and destiny!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • adam.gutteridge
    Such a well written piece with a very uplifting message. Congratulations Robert!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • BigNuttyTheBlackBishop
    Thank you so much for this incredible honor of winning the poetry contest! I am beyond grateful for the recognition and validation of my work. This achievement has truly uplifted my spirits and given me the motivation to continue pursuing my passion for poetry. I am deeply thankful to the judges for appreciating my words and to those who have supported me and encouraged me throughout this journey. This win has filled my heart with joy and gratitude. Thank you again for this uplifting experience! 
    LikeReply 24 months ago
  • tiggerchristy
    I love the flow of your poem!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • mauriangel01
    Congratulations!! Love this poem… we can all relate to it.
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • Vixility
    Excellent piece. Congratulations on the win!
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • alexandra_u
    Wow, beautiful poem, congrats.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • JhainDoh
    Well written Congrats
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • Giselavigil
    I love the images you’ve painted with your words. Beautiful. Congrats on the win!
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • npirandy
    Congratulations Robert. I had this poem pinned, and it was difficult choosing a clear winner. It is certainly worthy of the win. The message is clear. Poetry has a special bond for those who endeavor.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • Symmetry60
    Great job. Congrats on #1. Well earned.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • susan.brumel
    Congratulations! I love the message of your poem. Beautiful. Thank you.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • crystalcrane415
    I like the way this writer is able to put hope, love and encouragement into the hearts and minds of its readers.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • PonteQueen
    I very much like the message of the poem in today's divided world as the author realizes how poetry and the heart of a word can transcend all cultures, religions, races, and the prevailing dissensions in our current world to find that portal to unite us.
    I enjoyed the balance and flow of ideas, thoughts, and cadence in the poem overall. The author has a knack for the written word and poetry. 
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • musclegirl
    For the love of poetry we shall unite embracing diversity with all our might. Poetry is the language of the heart. I like how you started out as one poet in this world and as I continued to read I saw how you brought all poets together as one . No matter how different our writings are, we as poets speak from the heart. Thank you 
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • natew.05348
    I have written a poem about the actual act of writing poems, but this poem about being a poet is so heart felt and actually made my eyes water. Definitely worth the vote
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • Timmydubz
    I like how it speaks to the true idea and purpose of poetry. Well done
    LikeReply 14 months ago


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