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The Poet (1 Viewer)

2020Syd2020

Senior Member
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.
 
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ritudimrinautiyal

Senior Member
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
 
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.
 

2020Syd2020

Senior Member
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.

I would change liar to hypocrite

Thank you, I like the idea of using the word hypocrite in conjunction with liar.

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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