From Shakespeare to Robert Frost, poetry has vastly impacted the lives of numerous people. Poetry has become a part of our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. We read poetry in school, we see poetry on billboard signs, and we hear poetry while we drive. Without the influence of poetry, life would be excessively boring. There would be no song to listen to when in a sad mood, nor would there be a catchy jingle from a commercial stuck in your head all day.

Music is the most popular form of poetry, which comes at no surprise. Music can shape our thoughts and mindset, as well as deliver strong messages that make us ponder about life and the decisions we make. We use poetry to utter statements in a way that we otherwise could not do in regular prose or while speaking. Poetry is more than just rhyming words; it is a way to express one’s self in a form of writing and speaking that is unique and thought-provoking.

The everlasting effect of poetry can be seen in numerous ways. The poetry of Shakespeare can be found in classrooms all across the globe, and artists such as The Beatles and Micheal Jackson have shaken the world with their beloved melodies. Poetry is often dismissed as being nothing but haikus and limericks; however, poetry is much more than the literature of Dr. Seuss and Emily Dickinson. Poetry is, and always will be, a part of our lives.

Below are the ending lyrics to one of my favorite songs, “Hotel California” by The Eagles.

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! ”


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