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    The Poet

    Liar (previously The Poet)

    The Poet, is a liar &
    a hypocrite who
    twists the scene to
    fit his needs, who
    portrays the speaker
    in sympathetic light.
    Who turns those he
    knows into archetypes
    and tropes. Who
    traps emotion in
    rhyme and metre.

    The Poet, is a liar &
    a hypocrite who
    seeks out-
    immediate praise
    and broods for days,
    until his words mean
    nothing, to him.
    Catharsis cheap
    a reward paid out in
    pithy one liners.

    The Poet, is a liar &
    a hypocrite who
    only has time
    for his own work.
    He only reads for
    moods and tones to
    steal. Devices to
    embellish his writing-
    make it what it is not.
    To make him what
    he is not,

    The Poet.






    The Poet


    Is a liar, who
    twists the scene to
    fit his needs, who
    portrays the speaker
    in sympathetic light.
    Who turns those he
    knows into archetypes
    and tropes. Who
    traps emotion in
    rhyme and metre.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who seeks out-
    immediate praise
    and broods for days,
    until his words mean
    nothing, to him.
    Catharsis cheap
    a reward paid out in
    pithy one liners.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who only has time
    for his own work.
    He only reads for
    moods and tones to
    steal. Devices to
    embellish his writing-
    make it what it is not.
    To make him what
    he is not,

    The Poet.
    Last edited by 2020Syd2020; February 28th, 2021 at 07:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020Syd2020 View Post
    The Poet

    Is a liar, who
    twists the scene to
    fit his needs, who
    portrays the speaker
    in sympathetic light.
    Who turns those he
    knows into archetypes
    and tropes. Who
    traps emotion in
    rhyme and metre.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who seeks out-
    immediate praise
    and broods for days,
    until his words mean
    nothing, to him.
    Catharsis cheap
    a reward paid out in
    pithy one liners.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who only has time
    for his own work.
    He only reads for
    moods and tones to
    steal. Devices to
    embellish his writing-
    make it what it is not.
    To make him what
    he is not,

    The Poet.
    That is quite a moral knocking on the door of consciences of many.
    Really loved it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ritu

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020Syd2020 View Post
    The Poet

    Is a liar, who
    twists the scene to
    fit his needs, who
    portrays the speaker
    in sympathetic light.
    Who turns those he
    knows into archetypes
    and tropes. Who
    traps emotion in
    rhyme and metre.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who seeks out-
    immediate praise
    and broods for days,
    until his words mean
    nothing, to him.
    Catharsis cheap
    a reward paid out in
    pithy one liners.

    The Poet, is a liar
    who only has time
    for his own work.
    He only reads for
    moods and tones to
    steal. Devices to
    embellish his writing-
    make it what it is not.
    To make him what
    he is not,

    The Poet.
    Omg...this made me feel so sad. I cringed everytime I read the word liar. In my imagination, poets are these deeply sensitive creatures who pour out their tortured souls on paper to get relief (I was always fascinated by them-).
    I wrote a "poem" a couple weeks ago about a similar theme(poems/poetry)-the complete opposite of this. I'm so disappointed... although your poem is written very well. :0)

    Dang.

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    I would change liar to hypocrite
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    I quite like this. I'm wondering if the title could be The Liar with the first stanza beginning like the others.
    You keep it flowing with just enough internal rhyme to nudge it along, without it feeling forced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by happy-hippie View Post
    Omg...this made me feel so sad. I cringed everytime I read the word liar. In my imagination, poets are these deeply sensitive creatures who pour out their tortured souls on paper to get relief (I was always fascinated by them-).
    I wrote a "poem" a couple weeks ago about a similar theme(poems/poetry)-the complete opposite of this. I'm so disappointed... although your poem is written very well. :0)

    Dang.
    Hello,

    I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you, thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave some comments, I wouldn’t get too down on my concept of the poet, the reason that it’s The rather than A Poet, is that it’s more the idea of myself as a poet rather than a sweeping generalisation about all poets.

    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    I would change liar to hypocrite
    Thank you, I like the idea of using the word hypocrite in conjunction with liar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Istine View Post
    I quite like this. I'm wondering if the title could be The Liar with the first stanza beginning like the others.
    You keep it flowing with just enough internal rhyme to nudge it along, without it feeling forced.
    Thank you, this is a banging suggestion.

    Cheers

    Syd

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