So, tell me: How do you thank someone for existing?

WHAT DO I THINK IS AWESOME?

I THINK THE ABILITY TO CAUSE SHIVERS UP SOMEONE’S SPINE, with only pen and paper, IS AWESOME.

SOMEONE BEING ABLE TO KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOU WITH

SIMPLE WIT IS AWE-INSPIRING.

THE PHRASES THEY STRING TOGETHER SOMEHOW KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO TOUCH YOU SO THAT IT LEAVES A MARK.

THEIR WORDS WRAP AROUND YOU LIKE AN EMBRACE YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED.

I ONCE THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT AWESOME POETRY WAS:
“LITERARY WORK IN WHICH SPECIAL INTENSITY IS GIVEN TO THE EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS AND IDEAS BY THE USE OF DISTINCTIVE STYLE AND RHYTHM; POEMS COLLECTIVELY OR AS A GENRE OF LITERATURE.”

THAT IS THE COARSE DEFINITION GIVEN WHEN ONE TYPES IT OUT.

I NOW KNOW THAT POETRY IS MAKING SOMEONE SIT AND WONDER HOW THE HELL THEY WENT SO LONG WITHOUT HAVING BREATHED IN THOSE WORDS.

 IT IS THE FEELING OF COMPLETE SHOCK AND AWE

WHEN YOU REALIZE HOW MANY METAPHORS WERE UNCREATED.

IT IS THE FEELING OF SADNESS YOU GET WHEN YOU STOP READING BECAUSE YOU FEEL A NEW SENSE OF SELF.

that, TO ME, IS awesome.

This poem is about: 
My family
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