A Poem by David Lewis Paget

I’ve devoted my life to poetry
Whenever I’ve had the time,
Created whole towns and villages
And even the people rhyme.
There’s only supposed to be six plots
In the stories we have to tell,
And half of them aim for heaven, while
The rest of them end in hell.

But I’ve written fourteen hundred tales
And each of them has a plot,
With climaxes in the middle, and
A twist in the tail, or not.
There’s anger, love and revenge in there
Mixed in the poetic stew,
And some of the plots are quite threadbare,
But they’re all written for you.

My women are all quite beautiful,
My men are as hard as nails,
They constantly search for love, I find,
In all of my paper trails.
But most have an itch they have to scratch,
For some of them there’s regret,
They pay the cost when a lover’s lost
And it haunts their stories yet.

I often scribble in witches, ghouls,
And spirits that have no souls,
That hover around the edges, with
Their indeterminate goals.
I look to the distant future now
For tales you’ll never forget,
And trust to fate that it’s not too late
For a million stories yet.

David Lewis Paget

© 2017 David Lewis Paget

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And I love reading all 1400+ of your tales of love and woe...keep up the writing DLP...

Posted 4 Years Ago

I hope so my friend. I loved your books. I have two I read and I need to order more. I love how you describe country, people and their lives. You are a amazing storyteller. Thank you David for sharing your work with me.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Congratulations on your 1400th poem David. Your writings I always look up to. You never know your works can inspire many other writers.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Here here DLP.
You have given so much - you're writing is first-class - I hope you write for our enjoyment for a long time to come.
Bravo !!!!!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Congrats on 1400, so prolific!

Posted 5 Years Ago

It was a joy to read this piece. Rhyme and meter seem to have fallen out of fashion. It's a shame for if it's done correctly, even the structure of the piece has an inherent beauty to it, and that's before the subject matter has even been taken into account. Thank you for the hard work

Posted 5 Years Ago

Congratulations on your 1400th poem David, and like all the others it is a masterpiece. I hope to one day be as brilliant as you in my use of rhyme schemes and metre. Here's to a million more poems! Cheers~

Posted 5 Years Ago

Congrats on the 14th Hundred David, and every one a gem, well, certainly all those I've read, a mighty achievement my friend!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

I doth my hat Sir.
Lots more to come I hope.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on October 3, 2017
Last Updated on October 3, 2017
Tags: Poetry, rhyme, twist, plots


David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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