Saint Sinner

Saint Sinner

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Saint Sinner


I live an alternative lifestyle
I write poetry,
but same word marriage 
is illegal,
so I will just assume
a cursive contract

until we are allowed
to compose a poem
within the sanctity
and sacrament 
of virtual, virtuous verse.


erin-cilberto
2/19/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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Hello. My name is Ted and I'm a poet.

The most disappointing thing for me is to ask a friend if they'd like to see some of my stuff only to be told "I don't read".

That alternative lifestyle and same word marriage is as strange to most as that cursive contract.

But stranger still is to deal with those who have never heard of Ovid ... Keats ... Coleridge or Plath.
I don't care if they've never read them ... but the names should at least be recognizable.

Good one j.



Posted 2 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

Those names do sound a bit familiar? Do you read?
:))))
Thank you, Ted, you definitely.. read more
Wonderful expression that has an art form ;-]. Nice

Posted 2 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

thank you, Willow,
j.
That is a fine description of a poet's life....."an alternative lifestyle". Perhaps there is some sort of stigma attached to writing poetry nowadays, but I suppose all art is frowned upon by the uninterested majority. I say we rock the status quo and spray our poetic graffiti all over the cities. Then we'll be a force to be reckoned with. 🌹

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

yes, the uninterested majority...we are the minority hanging on to our verse, desperately ...
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There are many who think ppoetry has to rhmyme or it has te vocabulary correct. They are wrong.Art has np rules.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

Rules? Where we are going we don't need Rules!
thank you for your words, Cowboy.
j.
I live an alternative life style
I write poetry

I smiled when I read those opening lines. Only a poet would understand them. On the rare occasions when I have disclosed to others that I write poetry, I wait with interest the reaction.

At times I have felt almost alien :))

I would say that for some their relationship with poetry could be more fruitful and comforting than marriage.

A partnership in marriage is far more risky. You have to choose wisely. Poetry is a much safer bet :)

Love this poem Jacob.

Chris

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

I don't have any ex muses...ha ha.
thank you, Chris, for your insightful words,
j.
This is very cleverly written. Poetry has a stigma attached maybe it’s our feminine side. Certainly amongst the macho kind, their ignorance is their fear. I read our language is primarily used to woo women and that is an art in itself lol.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

yes, that feminine side...
thank you, andrew.
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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