a voice for every storm
Richard Campbell is author of the book
Poems With A Message- A voice for every storm, published 2010.
What is a message poem?
I see it as a work that shares a universal lesson, thought, truth, or opinion intended to educate, inform or arouse.
There are some very great poems that express personal feelings and circumstances, but they speak only to, and about, the poet's inner world.
Message poetry seeks out an audience and invites a response. It may enlighten, challenge, capsize, chastise, defend, persuade, affirm, reassure, or simply alert.