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Because You're Not A Poet

You don’t seem to understand
that I’m a poet
My eyes don’t see the same world yours do, dear
There’s no such thing as black and white in my world
For me things aren’t so mercifully clear

You don’t get it do you
that I am a poet
Us poets take things tragically hard
All the sadness in the world is on my shoulders
I’m bending, breaking, wounded, bruised, and scarred

The sooner that you realize
I’m a poet
The better it will be for you, my love
Then you’ll know the reasons why I suffer
And my dark days you’ll be less impatient of

You’ll never understand
you’re not a poet
You’ll never feel the fury that I’ve felt
Instead of being happy that you want me
I’m angry you once wanted someone else

I didn’t ask for this affliction
As a poet
I feel the words your hands can’t as well say
The fact that you’ve known bodies long before mine
Steals my thunder and my joy away

Don’t forget dear,
that I am a poet
I could slaughter you with words like razor blades
But I will hold my anguish all inside me
And write it down some other rainy day.

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  • Alyssa Medina
    Alyssa Medinaalmost 7 years ago

    ahhh! fuckin brilliant! (excuse my language, but i love this!)

    “Instead of being happy that you want me
    I’m angry you once wanted someone else”

    i have this problem…and it is just awful…

    youve written me out here

  • LOL Lys. I’m so glad you like it and that you understand!!! You’re right our little problem effing sucks!! ;) Thanks for the read and the comment!

    – Jboo09

  • Paul Rees-Jones
    Paul Rees-Jonesalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely an amazing piece. You have captured the essense of a poet and how poets interpret and communicate, and of course how those who do not enjoy or understand poetry just stand there with a blank look saying, “What the heck is wrong now?”…I love this…

  • Thanks so much Paul! Lol – exacly!!!

    – Jboo09

  • clone42
    clone42almost 7 years ago

    We love and we hate
    We speak and state
    We sing and quake
    We praise and berate

    They hear and they see
    They listen and read
    They watch as we bleed
    They devour our words
    and are freed

  • Nicely put :)

    – Jboo09

  • clone42
    clone42almost 7 years ago

    You got me thinking – see: ‘The silent voice of us’

  • clone42
    clone42almost 7 years ago

    You got me thinking – see: ‘The silent voice of us’

  • sometimes
    sometimesalmost 7 years ago

    you have defined what a poet is why a poet is in one complete thought this is brilliant work that i wish everyone understood

  • thanks a lot! but I guess if everyone unerstood us we wouldn’t have a reason to write :)

    – Jboo09

  • skik
    skikalmost 7 years ago

    I must be a poet i understood what your saying aaaaaggggggghhhhhhh thankyou for seting me FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! lol great read love it

  • ha ha no problem glad you liked it!!

    – Jboo09

  • sydculture
    sydculturealmost 7 years ago

    to go overtly into how much i appriciated this i will give you details into why: i was left, parted, put aside until his mind can see, but to put it simply he is afraid of me, afraid of the words i speak, the emotions i can feel. for he doesn’t understand… what it means to be a poet.

  • Exactly!!! well said :)

    – Jboo09

  • fruity3000
    fruity3000almost 7 years ago

    Im so glad that some body gets it!!!!!!What a great read. What a beautiful mind this work must have come from!! So you are the one who has traveled through the minds of all poets and written down what you saw. For you are the one who touched this young poet and now i write down what i feel.

  • Thank you for your lovely comments! Glad I could help you to feel understood :)

    – Jboo09

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 7 years ago

    awesome writing! well done!

  • Thank you Ushna!

    – Jboo09

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