Ever since I can remember,
poetry has been by my side.
It's as bright as an ember
and lights my way like a guide.
It has been with me each grade
of my academic life.
Each time an upgrade,
as diverse as wildlife.
As I progress, my interest grows
as I learn there's more than what I once thought.
Euphony, cacophony, irony and prose,
Learning all I have been taught.
As I learn, I learn to love
the delicate craft
of morphing words into meaning
that are greater than daft.
It is a universal language,
of many a race, color and creed.
And the real beauty of it all
is that we all share it indeed.