the greatest poet

the greatest poet

A Poem by sakshi arora
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this is a poem about a person who thinks he is a great poet but in reality he is not even a poet

"

Its true

it is lonely at the top

ask me, an astonishing genius of poetry

keats and o henry are at the tip of my shoes

 

I am the evergreen

The greatest creator

The poem world could ever see

 

But

The  fall outs of being too sharp are many

I  come across so strong

that when I rendezvous  creativity

he hides in a forlorn dome

to save his kingdom

from this king of kings

 

I tried to find my muse

In the garden, jungle, house

And even in a mouse

But

They all were in so much of awe

They professed

oh, my majesty you are too great

For us

We, poor creature cannot gift any treasure

Of your worth

 

Yes, like any other legend even I had failures

The only battle I lost was against words

Though, it was not my fault

i was backstabbed

He broke the treaty and attacked with sharp swords

 

I trusted rhyme scheme enough

To marry her

But her secret made me abandon her

I found out she was not a virgin

To my dismay, she slept with my enemy

Campbell for monetary favors

 

I can finally vouch

I am too good for these shallow minions of poetry

 

So, I bid farewell

To my golden poet throne

Knowing the fact

That  only I deserve to own

 

© 2015 sakshi arora


Author's Note

sakshi arora
be brutally honest even if you say it is bad i will take it with grace

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Sakshi, I have read many poems on this site and prefer not to comment unless I have something positive to say, a few on here are quite delusional when it comes to writing poetry those of which I shall not mention finding their work less than inspiring. This is not the case with yours, I enjoyed it very much.
Will

Posted 5 Years Ago


I am pissed off because I had a very long and detailed review for this poem and it disppeared....so I am going to try and duplicate it again. I feel like Tony the Tiger on the Frosted Flakes box....this was greeeeaaaatt....
your words, "be brutally honest even if you say it is bad i will take it with grace" I did say that I thought this was great?

They all were in so much of awe
They professed
oh, my majesty you are too great
For us
We, poor creature cannot gift any treasure
Of your worth

It is human to stare at greatness and it ok to acknowledge your own self worth because if you don't toot your own horn no one will get out the way or pay attention.


the vulnerability in these lines is amazing

Yes, like any other legend even I had failures
The only battle I lost was against words
Though, it was not my fault
i was backstabbed
He broke the treaty and attacked with sharp swords

and this group of stanzas is probably the most amazing imagery I have seen in a long time

I trusted rhyme scheme enough
To marry her
But her secret made me abandon her
I found out she was not a virgin
To my dismay, she slept with my enemy
Campbell for monetary favors



Posted 5 Years Ago


last line, "that" ?

no, this is spot on---there are those who think they are better than the muse herself...those who idolize their own words and spit at others as immaterial to the world of poetry.

as a famous pro golfer once shared, words from his father---"if you have to tell people how good you are then you are not so hot, it is when others say you are good---that is when you are"

nicely expressed...and full of truth.

Posted 5 Years Ago


this is your second poem which I have read.... and I really admire the way you present your thoughts.... its a beautifully written poem ....especially the ending....good write.... looking forward to more of your poems.....

Posted 5 Years Ago


It is very common issue but it may not. Once someone had said "the wise man knows how he little know." You put it very well. Nicely penned piece dear poet.

Posted 5 Years Ago


sakshi arora

5 Years Ago

thank u so much and happy new year;)
Know it alls are usually full of piss, wind and vinegar - pardon my French Sakshi. This is an excellent poem the subject of which probably won poet-idol without even trying lol. Great wit and choice of phrases throughout. Enjoyed reading

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sakshi arora

5 Years Ago

:) :) i am quite blunt so dont freak out but u seem to b a good soul
ANTO

5 Years Ago

I was waiting on something bad after "Im quite blunt..." lol
Your comment has made my day Saks.. read more
sakshi arora

5 Years Ago

:) :)

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