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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.

Because You're Not A Poet

Jboo09

Joined February 2008

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