Comparison Is A Flea



I'd wait by the shore for the tide to roar
To swash and backwash me with it's paw.
I'd go to sleep in the ocean's bed,
Have peaceful dreams, but wake up dead.
I wouldn't be able to care if you're grieved
For all my life I've lived bereaved
Mourning the gradual loss of me
From the bite of your lips; a comparison flea.
Now look me twice or thrice and more
There's only me I'm not in four.

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The act of comparison should be forsaken as every individual has his own unique blessings in purpose and identity.

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Submitted by Poeticbee on October 07, 2023

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Scheme ABCCDDEEAA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 392
Words 84
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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My name is Bertha Kalaowubo aka poeticbee. Born on the 16th of March 2004. A Nigerian citizen and resident. To me poetry, is a painting of the mind in beautiful colours. My hobby in writing has exposed me to the world of communication and I've made a profession of it. more…

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  • adamroycarrigan
    I really like your poem. Your last line referenced four, and I gathered that by the fourth time you would not be there; meaning if it took four times for a person to look or seek you out, you would not be there. I wonder if my hypothesis is correct? 
    LikeReply7 months ago
    • Poeticbee
      thank you for taking the time to read it's meaning. But honestly I didn't consider your hypothesis when writing by ' I'm not in four' I was only referencing that humans are spirit, soul, and body. But what you've said can also read meaning to it. I mean people don't tarry so long with those that don't appreciate them. 
      LikeReply7 months ago

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