Poetry by Jeff Green

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A Bard

by cricketjeff on March 10, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A little bit of laughter filled with tears
A way to lift emotion from the page
Your poetry will last a thousand years

You’ve found a way to counteract the fears
That all of us must face upon this stage
A little bit of laughter filled with tears

We ought to shout when such a gift appears
With words to show our happiness and rage
Your poetry will last a thousand years

With teeth that add the bite to other’s jeers
And beauty that is certain to assuage
A little bit of laughter filled with tears

You’ve given something new to all your peers
A golden key to freedom from the cage
Your poetry will last a thousand years

When in your heart that special thought appears
A few short lines that mark the modern age
A little bit of laughter filled with tears
Your poetry will last a thousand years