Am I really a poet?


Am I really a poet if I don’t feel anymore?

If I flew up in the clear grey sky

and have been flying there aimlessly for seven full moons.

If words don’t escape my mouth

and my mind has fallen silent;

If sun has packed their bags and left its palace

giving an example to impressionable humans.


Am I really a poet if I sit in front of a computer,

candle crying tears on my dried skin,

stars whispering in my ears to pack in

when I can’t seem to cut myself deep enough

to bleed words that knit themselves into the screen,

and build a mirror for others to look into,

point their finger and say “shit, that’s so you”.


Am I really a poet if emotion is a language of the soul

and I need him to teach me how to speak it;

If I have tried to belong my whole life

and the only thing I have truly tied with
is the winter floor, I have melted into
asking cracks in the ceiling foolish questions like-
Am I really a poet?
  • Author: Moonchild (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 16th, 2022 09:50
  • Comment from author about the poem: I am just a writer in the dark searching for feelings to write about.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 26
  • User favorite of this poem: Rocky Lagou.


  • Rocky Lagou

    To answer your question: YES, YOU ARE A POET! Especially after reading this beauty I can say it with conviction. I feel like many people wouldn't consider themselves "poets" because they feel like it's an elusive goal that is beyond reach; but the reality is we're all poets at heart. "Am I really a poet if I don’t feel anymore?" I've been living the apathetic life for quite a while now, after my mom's passing. So honestly lacking emotions just empowers you even more to write and that's what makes the poetry so much more impactful. Beautifully written! πŸŒŸπŸ‘

    • Palebluecardigan

      Thank you so much for this reply. You don't know how much it means to me that you found a piece of yourself here and I am truly sorry about your mother. Not having emotions can be a good topic to write about too, you are absolutely correct. Thank you again!!!

    • Tj Struska

      Paleblue, awesome poem. My feet are tried to this winter floor. Good, good stuff. I look forward to a poet friend. I'll read more soon and comment(that's a promise, I don't give them lightly) Can you do me a favor, and check out my poem "The Poem Of Our Lives" there is a thread running between this poem and mine. Feedback please. Yours, Tj

      • Palebluecardigan

        Thank you and sure I will check it out!!

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