3 Questions For The World’s Poets

Alex Bentley
4 min readOct 17, 2021
Photo by Mahmudul Hasan Shaon on Unsplash

Poets of the world — I have three questions for you:

  1. What if your poetry could only touch one heart?
  2. Would you still write poetry?
  3. Would you still want to share it with the world?

As a poet, I have a story to tell the world.

A message I must share with everyone who will listen. With everyone who will read my words. It’s my job as an author-cum-poet to spread this message of love, hope, and comfort by the written word.

However, as poets focused on writing our next great poem, we often forget one important thing: people.

The people who read our poems.

As writers, it’s easy to lose our readers in the forest of words we create.

We focus so heavily on sharing our message with the masses that we forget about those masses themselves. The people who read what we write are just as essential as the poems they read — no more, no less.

And for this reason, I cannot share my message with the world on my own. Without others to share it with, it’s useless — or at least, less impactful than it could be.

So I ask again:

What if your poetry touched just one heart? Would you still write it? Would you still want to share it with the world?

I think you would. I believe your passion for poetry and love for literature compels you to spread your message across the land, to let everyone who will listen hear what you have to say.

What if your poetry could only touch one heart?

In my case, I believe it can be more than a single heart.

It’s my wish that everyone who reads my poetry will take something from them and move forward in their lives to make a difference. To gain something they can take into everyday life. To do their part in creating a better, more loving world.

It’s my wish that the countless numbers of souls who will read my poems can become better people — and see the beauty in everyone else.

I hope they will take the poems I offer and share them with everyone — friends, family, strangers on street corners.

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Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.