Cursed to Live in Poetry

Cursed to Live in Poetry

A Poem by John McGrael
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free verse, sort of a spoken word feel

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I... I am a poet!

Cursed to live in poetry!

Cursed to write out everything I am,

So there is nothing left to live in me.

My body! My body is worthless!

For it is not where I live;

I live in word after word,

Line after line,

Stanza after stanza,

Rhyme after rhyme...

Meticulously... passionately crafted,

To form thought after thought.

My thoughts!

My dreams!

My mind!

All in snapshots for the world to see...

I... I am a poet!

Cursed to live in poetry!


And though a poem...

Can drive a man to love,

And even drive the world to peace,

And may inspire everyone,

Of mankind's greatest deeds!

A poem,

A snapshot of...

My thoughts,

My dreams,

My name!

A poem cannot feel,

Cannot breathe,

Cannot grow,

Cannot change!

A poem cannot hug or be hugged!

Kiss or be kissed!

Love or be loved,

As something more!


and I...

I want to feel,

To breathe,

To grow,

To change!

I want to hug, and be hugged!

Kiss, and be kissed!

I want to love, and be loved!

As something more...

Than snapshots of a fecund mind,

That a lover merely reads...

But alas, I am a poet,

Cursed to live in poetry!

© 2010 John McGrael


Author's Note

John McGrael
please inform me of any errors you know

and feel free to ask me if you have any questions about word choice or any of that type of stuff, feel free to ask me any questions at all
i love getting new message and new reviews :)

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Quite amazing work you have here.
I believe many can relate to this.
Intense truth, beautiful, beautiful.

Posted 13 Years Ago


Chilling, passionate and brilliant...I think that makes for a good poem, and this poems definitely got it! It's writing like this I wish to accomplish someday... Great job

Posted 14 Years Ago


I love the feel of this poem it feels to me somewhat urgent and a little frustrated - brilliant work here. Beautiful.

Posted 14 Years Ago


oddly chilling.
Nice job.

Posted 14 Years Ago


Oh we all have so been here---- this is so real to me. Like ink stained fingers and rings on a reused coffee cup.

I love the line "that a lover merely reads" phantasmagoric!

Posted 14 Years Ago


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this is excellent, really good:
Meticulously... passionately crafted,
To form thought after thought.
My thoughts!
My dreams!
My mind!
All in snapshots for the world to see...

definitely my favourite part, the words used are brilliant and i'm really impressed by your writing :)

Posted 14 Years Ago


"A poem, A snapshot of...My thoughts, My dreams, My name!"
love it!

overall, written very well and i loved the use of repetition...
good job

Posted 14 Years Ago


So honest and true, from the heart. You really have a remarkable talent. Beautiful.

Posted 14 Years Ago




Posted 14 Years Ago


this kind of remind me of Emily Dickenson the girl was depressed. This might be how she felt...

Posted 14 Years Ago



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John McGrael

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