Who Said Being A Poet Is Easy? – Author Jody Austin

 

Who said being a poet is easy?

Our words impact society

We get to write about social commentary

Anarchy and treason

We become the voices of reason

 

Our pens become leaders

We write what we stand for

We write what we stand against

Finding the fine points on a compass

 

The medium between this world and morality

When Health care and welfare intersect

Politics and the separation of church and state

We challenge injustice and hatred.

 

Who said being a poet is easy?

I’m here to tell you that being a poet ain’t easy!

 

© Jody Austin

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Excerpt from the book “This Is My Pen – Volume 1”


Jody About the Author

Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. She  was a classically trained musician in the earlier part of her life, and performed with different bands and ensembles. Coming from a family background of music it was in her blood.  Her aunt was a jazz singer who performed with many of the greats that include Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie ‘Yard Bird’ Parker. There was always a jam session going on. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.

Visit Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/jody-austin-.html



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