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I used to be a poet but I'm not one anymore
I used to have a talent for words and metaphor
I used to litter pretty paper with pretty little verse
To do it actively is bad enough but nostalgia is much worse
I used to be a poet

Back when you were real I was a Titan of the tongue
I'd hurl words about me while we'd wait to be undone
For every word I'd hurl ten more waited to be loosed
Yeah they used to flow right through just like shit goes through a goose
I used to be a poet

Do you remember words that fucked you like a one night stand
When you dreamt of your poor poet while you slept beside your man
When the world was our metaphor and love a simile
When we were to each other just a treasured vacancy
I used to be a poet

But the inevitable manifested as it is wont to do
And the world had it's way with us as it is wont to do
Wherever it is you ended up its right where you belong
That platitude applies to me and is almost worth a song
I used to be a poet

I got locked into happiness like a solitary cell
Where words can not come visit because all is far too well
Oh the strength I found when everything around was misery
All that comfort has revealed is the ease of atrophy
I used to be a poet

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The following comments are for "I Used To Be a Poet - warning profanity"
by CyanideEyes

WOW, poet? Cyanide you rule;-)
I can relate to this poem very much metaphor fits my feelings towards my vacationing muses these past few months...and the content is most excellent, and you most certainly are still quite THE POET supreme I would say, my opinion that I'm sure is shared by many who have read your works.

Tashi Delek..


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: May 22, 2009 )

Belated Thanks
Sorry for having taken so long to reply but... well, yeah.

I really do appreciate the encouragement but I fear you may have been a bit kind. A 10 rating is, I think, much more than this deserves.

However since I've only just recently re-started my poetasting it's nice to hear that it isn't a bad as I had thought.

Thanks again :)

( Posted by: CyanideEyes [Member] On: June 7, 2009 )

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