On the Gift of One's Time

Geniuses are so very rare, a kind
unto themselves: souls who are led by God's
omniscience and infinite powers of mind,
and inspiration which transcend the odds.
Some possess gifts of poetry, like Keats;
others, musical composition,ólike Mozart;
in music and the arts, some achieve feats
of creativity that quicken the heart.
The gifts of genius are an inspired tool
also bestowed by the Nine Muses,
to write songs and poems to exalt the fool:
to elevate him to more ennobled uses.
So, if one's genius be not in this rhyme,
then give the greater gift of one's dear time.




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Written on 2020-03-27 at 04:04

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
This is well-crafted. I mostly enjoyed the turn, the volta, in the concluding couplet. That was touche!
2020-03-27