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The Poet

The Poet

Just because l've written a few poems; doesn't mean that I'm a poet.

A poet is someone who sees things that others don't see;

who feels things that others don't feel.

They see love in the darkness, and darkness in love.

They feel moonlight in the daytime, and sunlight in the night.

Their soul emits emotions that just can't be contained,

so they spill out of the recesses of their very being onto the pages in front of them,

for all to see,

and few to understand.

A poet is a lonely whisper in a deafening roar of humanity,

trying to make them hear;

trying to make them understand!

Speaking, not mouth to ear, but heart to heart to heart.

Longing. Singing! Crying. Smiling? Sighing.

That's what a poet is. That’s, what a poet is.

Now that I think about it…

maybe I am a poet after all.

About this poem

I don't feel worthy of being called a poet.

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Submitted by tlfossum on November 08, 2022

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Discuss this Terry L. Fossum poem with the community:

  • jerrylogie
    You did a good job with this write, you have my attention!!
    LikeReplyReport 122 days ago
  • jerrylogie
    To see a frown slowly erase, then see a smile quite quickly replace. Followed by laughter which comes bursting out. To me, that's what writing is REALLY about
    LikeReplyReport 122 days ago
  • JhainDoh
    I loved it.
    LikeReplyReport 124 days ago
  • alexwallace166
    Becuse THAT is the esancs (sorry my autism and scitzoaffective makes it hard to spell and my one eye.) of a poet.
    LikeReplyReport 125 days ago
  • Crumbsley
    I would have written this, word for word, with the same tone and exact theme but you concluded in a way I don't think I could have. I hope to realize I am that poet as well, someday.
    LikeReplyReport 125 days ago


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