The Plagiarist

A rat living in the sewers
grabbing a life of other’s leavings
Screaming IT’S MINE at the top of your lungs
when you know well enough it’s not.

My heart is sad to know you’re doing this
because I know deep down I wrote this
and it changes you not me
because deep down you know you stole this.

My heart is sad to know you’re doing this
no creative spark, no heart in you
no word to show the world WHO you are
no brush stroke to show the world you ARE.

My heart is sad to know you’re doing this
like Smeagol becomes Gollum
each scream of IT’S MINE when it’s not
makes you less not more.

I am a poet living my art
I am a person sharing my heart
I am a real human being
I am me and you’re not.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

The Plagiarist

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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One of my poems Helpless was plagiarised. This is my reply to all people who would do that…


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