Local “Windshield Poet” leaves behind positivity and encouragement

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Alex Lewis leaves poems on people's windshields. / Kalyn McMackin -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs man has earned the nickname “Windshield Poet” for going from car to car, leaving behind a simple message.

“Personally, I believe words are the most powerful force on the planet,” said Alex Lewis, the founder of Car Window Poetry.

One windshield at a time, his poems are making a small yet meaningful difference in people’s lives.

“Those words can be something that if you’re hurting, they can give you hope,” said Lewis. “If you’re starting to feel like your dreams don’t matter, they can be the thing that breathes life into them.”

Lewis isn’t the only one with a message to share.

“Here is a little note to say ‘I hope you have a wonderful day’,” said Marissa Bruno, a student at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

“Don’t look at the blood but share the love with everyone because we are one big family,” said Jonathan Smith, another UCCS student.

He recruits writers from various schools to help craft the tiny notes and says the perspective behind the pen is what makes the poems so unique.

“Our perspectives matter,” said Lewis. “Our stories matter and so not everybody has that perspective or that story. It’s something that’s unique to us. It’s something that can speak to others and they’re stories that people can see themselves in.”

“I really think it’s an amazing idea,” said Bruno. “It’s such a little thing that can make such a big impact on someone’s day.”

“With the election and everything going on, we’re so spread apart and so divided right now that these little notes can really start to bring everyone together so that we can be on the same page,” said Smith.

The poems don’t have to be long or in depth, only a few sentences will do.

“At the heart of it is sort of just this idea that words matter and they can encourage people and inspire people and if we can get those out into the world, somehow someway, than they can make a difference in somebody’s life,” said Lewis.

>> Learn more about Car Window Poetry here.


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