A Poet's Inspiration

A Poet's Inspiration

A Poem by lyss

Oh, to have a boyfriend that's a poet.

Sometimes I sit and stare

As he types with his little glare.

His eyes focused on his work,

Intent to fill the world with words.


What could be more inspiring than to have words woven in front of you?

He sometimes spouts off rhymes

Silly ones that make me smile,

Or serious ones that make me crave the comfort of a warm body.


It is an experience seeing one so caught up

 In the beauty of everything

In the beauty of life

In the beauty of words

The spoken, the written, the heard.


I could only wish to be

Half as inspired

A quarter as talented

An eighth as in touch.

I live for the days that he gets lost in words

I hope for the days when his words will be heard.


Oh, to have a boyfriend who's a poet.

The ups and downs,

 The drama,

The disappointments,

The victories.


And then I realized...

Oh, to be a poet

And have a boyfriend

And experience life.


Guess I have something to inspire me after all.


© 2013 lyss

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"In the beauty of life, In the beauty of words, The spoken, the written, the heard." - Definitely my favourite part.

Really great piece. I LOVE the twist at the end. Enjoyed this so much. Shelving it in my library for again :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

Last line is true. Good to learn. All of us can be writers or whatever we desire. I enjoyed the good description leading to the very good ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 7 Years Ago

very nice and a wonderful sentiment. poets are , very often, tortured souls seeking enlightenment through their humble efforts to make sense of the world...all artists, whether they be writers, painters, sculptors or musicians...are both blessed and cursed. yet they follow that calling, that muse, that desire to its fruition. awesome little write!

Posted 7 Years Ago

very sweet

Posted 7 Years Ago

You do have inspiration, and that is a beautiful thing. I have often mused at having a counterpart who is an artist/poet/writer, and I can imagine the feeling of watching him work; the mind untangling thoughts and putting them to paper. A few little technical issues...perhaps some changing of some of the wording and possibly a small edit for some "wordiness", but in the end, this is sentimental and inspiring. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I really enjoyed this, and i can relate to your feelings portrayed in your writing, great work. I'm also a big fan of your boyfriends work, i look forward to both of your work.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Well spoken for to live is not so much to think as it is to feel, and art is all about feeling. Art and love have much in common. A poetic boyfriend is no cold fish.

Posted 7 Years Ago

For those of you reading this my boyfriend has an account and I encourage you to read his work. His pen name is saint-no-one. Enjoy reading :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on May 12, 2013
Last Updated on May 12, 2013
Tags: boyfriend, poet, words, inspiration, beauty, experience, smile



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