Why You Should Carry A Poem In Your Pocket Today


Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day and I love the idea of this simple gesture!

Not only is it a fun way to celebrate one of the most beautiful forms of expression, poetry, but it also serves as a connection to those around you as you move about your day.

Poems are such a diverse art form, some just a couple sentences or a few words, and others pages long.

But what’s so special about poetry is how succinctly its words can conveys emotions.

Each author adds their own twist to universal ideas that connect us.

So even if you do not want to write your own poem today, select your favorite one.

Write it down or take a copy of it, put it in your pocket or bag, and share it with whoever may cross your path.

Let the words connect you as you pause to enjoy the story they tell.

A simple gesture, a simple joy.

With that, I leave you with my poem:

With a pen, a pencil, or a computer and its screen

You can write a poem about any of your dreams.

Don't be afraid to expose who you are.

Let people in instead of keeping them a far.

If you do, the world will open up to you,

Creating a new path,

Cleansing you like a bath.

A poem in your pocket,

Or, if you wish, in a locket.

Do you have a favorite poem you'll carry? Leave a comment with it below!