a poet can't...

Kevin Michael Bloor


A poet can’t be poem-bled
(an empty shell)
till Muse has fled.

A poet can’t be lost for words,
(a dried up well)
ignored by herds.

A poet can’t be wooed or won
(by witch’s spell)
it can’t be done!

A poet can’t be bribed or bought
(the truth to tell)
he’ll tell for naught!

A poet can’t be hushed by chains
(‘spite cage or cell)
his rhyme remains.

A poet can’t be poem-bled
(in poet’s hell)
till poet's dead! 

  • Author: Blue-eyed Bolla (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2021 07:01
  • Comment from author about the poem: I just added a few more 'can'ts.' I'm sure there are many, many more.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 34
  • Users favorite of this poem: arobot, Poetic Dan.


  • Poetic Dan

    Yeah, a poet mean you just can't stop but your list is fantastic, the rest is for living and being every thought!

    Fantastic work
    I can't appreciate it enough! Lol

  • Jerry Reynolds

    Unflappable write, Kevin.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very true Kevin.


  • L. B. Mek

    each verse resonates deep, a wonderful read

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