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The Poet

Updated on January 29, 2014
Der Arme Poet by Carl Spitzweg
Der Arme Poet by Carl Spitzweg | Source
Like wormwood these dreams 
Sometimes you put them out in the sun 
To soak and refresh 
And then put them back in some damp corner again 
Away from any usage. 
You are the poet 
You are the king of the damned 
Grief and 
Is what makes you 
You play alone 
Fighting for the for the losers glory. 
Everyone shall leave you behind 
Out to eat up the world they are 
Some even with their part time rhythmetry 
They try to devour 
All the world in it's quarry. 
As far as folk memories go 
It all started with your poetry 
You began the story 
With your thoughts and symbols 
That made word pottery. 
And now here you are... 
Alone in the corner of your damp old room 
Away from the gaily lights and festivities 
And all that togetherness aside, 
Facing life's hostilities. 
They're celebrating the celebrities 
The copycats, the pure idiot's idiosyncrasy 
Those who are mere parasites 
Of your clamorous earnesty. 
But yet the world must wait for you 
The poet 
The primordial rebel 
To come and reclaim the throne 
That to you it belongs truly. 
Cut down on your self publishing expenses 
Those books don't earn you a dime 
All that sacrilege put aside 
You could easily afford a three time meal, 
But proving wrong the idioms of the saints 
You practice ‘dharma' in an empty stomach growling 
You are the saint where all saints are folly 
The original rebel 
Indeed, dreaming suits the poet only. 


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful, enjoyed.

    • CrisSp profile image


      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I hear you....well said. Great visual.

      Voting u, pinning and sharing.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Incredible ending to wn incredible poem. I love your words and your rhythm and plan on returning to your poem again and again. Jamie

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Lovely use of metaphor--

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      4 years ago from Australia

      Love the rhythm... it's uncommon.

    • belleart profile image


      4 years ago from Ireland

      This is amazing, the imagery is great..sounds beautiful but also shows how hard poets have had it....Loved reading it :)

    • kj force profile image


      4 years ago from Florida

      Deep Metyphysical...You lived up to your name on this one...

      Deep...yet...the poet understands of what he one to another...

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      4 years ago

      Deep Biswas,



      What can I say?

      "...Dynamically picturesque

      ...every line for me a delight to read. (NO that's not

      what I want to say:

      I just wrote that... I really don't know how to say how this poem came to me...but your'e a great poet!

      Thank you!!!!!!!

      Please keep writing.



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