Never Love a Poet

Never Love a Poet

A Poem by Sherline Heriveaux Poetry


He recited his plea for a fallen angel

And there I was, broken and scared.

He’d be my last hope and first time in love,

so cravings were formed for his journaled gems.

Encoded with visions of a Godly man and tales of lessons learned,

written in careful cursive, his love language seemed true and rare.


The similes, metaphors and rhyme schemes were cheat codes to my trust.

Each Haiku, each stanza were alphabetically ordered with his lust.

Those wildly written words provided alternative reality.

He was so convincing and it was too late,

I became the subject of his poetry, the image for his imagery.

My hopeful heart had a home under his pen,

it was my priceless possession, but I sold it all to him.


Anything to read his words

Because his mind was like a mine;

buried with gold and diamonds,

sacrificed by the world’s light.

I swam in his promises and memorized the declarations and notes.

I drowned when they became lies,

he never jumped in, or threw me a rope.


He grabbed my dreams, squeezed my bliss and awakened my mind.

He kissed my faith, stared into my future and wasted my time.

But that’s what poets do,

they flaunt hope in front of the hopeless and describe sight to the blind.


That’s what poets do,

make you fall in love with no intention of catching you.



© 2015 Sherline Heriveaux Poetry

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"his mind was like a mine;
buried with gold and diamonds,"

This was my favorite line.

I love the way you brought this to life!!!!

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Well I really feel sorry for you my friend but not all poets are bad. I hope you understand my words as you being a writer by yourself. But my friend don't worry & don't get stop here. Stay hungry & stay foolish. Life has something more special & dear than what you lost before...

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Sherline Heriveaux Poetry

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Poets in general have a great reputation. Romantics, full of naivete, optimism and strength. I wante.. read more

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Added on September 29, 2015
Last Updated on October 25, 2015