So where did poetry come from? Poetry comes from the Greek language, and means "i create" (poetry.org). Poetry in fact, came before literacy, and was a means of storytelling, recording history orally, genealogy and law. Additionally, earlier societies used poetry in their liturgy, which is thought as a way for priests to better remember passages due to the rhythmic nature of poetry. Some of the earliest evidence of poetry is recorded in religious works and hymns, and in song that portrays the beliefs and customs of past cultures (poetry.org).
Poetry in fact, has continued to evolve into different forms and for different audiences and uses today. It is used in its purest literary form, to convey the thoughts and feelings of a group of people in a political setting, or to recite a remembrance of someone passed. It is used in entertainment, such as in rap music, or in a "slam" competition where local poets gather to verbally present their works in front of an audience for judging. Poetry is also used in schools, to help in memorization of a concept, or to learn history and sentiment from the great poets of the past. Finally, there have been numerous studies conducted over the past 25 years suggesting that the use of poetry by individuals is a healthy means of self-expression, which by expressing of one's emotions can aid in therapy for a variety of mental conditions (Psychologytoday.com, 1/16/11).
So, with that being said, let us leave you with a poetic thought :o))
Time is ticking,
No need for a clock,
So get out there,
And make sure you rock!!