Poet without an audience Poetry by Ashley Pentycofe

Poet without an audience

I am empty

My audience silenced

They are no longer going to applaud their arms have been glued to their sides

They are no longer going to critique for their mouths have been sewn shut

They will no longer read for their eyes have been removed from their sockets

They cannot listen for they have potatoes in their ears

I am consumed by anger

I rip open one’s lips shoving my work down his throat line by line

Hoping he can taste the poem

Taste the feelings worked into each line

He chokes and spits it back at me

Anger on his face he slowly fades away into this air

One by one the rest follow abandoning me

Now who will read my poetry?

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hazeleyedbeauty 3 years ago from upstate ny Author

Thanks! I am actually very proficient with words now, not so much during my younger years. But I have grown both as a person and as a poet.


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epigramman 3 years ago

..well I am reading your poetry now ..... with pride and with pleasure.

And I bet you were the top of your class too. You're just a natural with words and quite often you just can't teach raw talent but you can nurture it - sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 8:28pm and happy new year

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