The poet in me

-The poet in me


Some people call me a poet

And I don't want to say it's a lie

Because there is a poet inside of me

But I am not he

Nor he I.


You see 

I have seen what this poet has written

I've felt the sting of his tear in my eye

So the poet in me and I cannot agree

That I could be he

Or he I.


I have seen more than my share of failure

Wiped the sweat from another failed hope

Had my dreams dashed right before me

And felt despair every time I was broke.


To tell the truth it's been quite a struggle

What would you do if you're in my place?

When the poet in me asks that I set him free

But I'm afraid of the failure we'd face.


I have seen many people with talent

Some of whom have extraordinary skill

And I've taken a look at this poet in me

And I'm afraid that is just how I feel.


It is the poet in me who has courage

For without him I won't even try

So to tell you the truth

There is a poet in me

But I am not he

Nor he I.



  • Author: -The poet in me (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 24th, 2023 08:06
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  • HangingbyaHalo

    I love this! Sometimes when I write a sit back and wonder where the poet in me gets the courage to write such things. Thank you for sharing.

    • -The poet in me

      "Hanging by a halo"
      What an absolutely beautiful name.
      May the courage in you come shining through
      Until only the poet in you remains.

      And just like me
      You have to set them free
      Whenever the poet cannot be restrained.

      And it's then
      And only then
      When the definition of poetry is explained.

    • 2781

      Who gives songs in the night; Who teaches us more then the beasts of the earth, And makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

      • -The poet in me

        I often hear the angels singing
        When I'm alone on a starry night.
        And He who teaches "the beasts of the earth"
        Lies just beyond my sight.

        But you've asked the poet in me a question
        "Who makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?"
        Let me make a suggestion without any question
        He who said, "but, Until seventy times seven."

      • MendedFences27

        Good stuff. I like rhyming. Your poem delivers a point cleverly. Otherpoets here will enjoy this. - Phil A.

        • -The poet in me

          I've mended a lot of fences
          Throughout all the days of my life.
          The "Good stuff" I'll be rhyming
          Has been reserved for my wife.

          And although it may sound clever
          I just write those things I see
          If other poets here will enjoy this
          Phil, I hope they like -The poet in me

        • BlessedbyGod

          This is a great piece, I think that every poet struggles with this my friend.
          You are a great one, never give up

        • Peter Pan - The Rock

          I find all Poetry to be most beautiful...

          Well... maybe really not... all poetry...

          Let's say most...

          From E.A. Poe to Jim Morrison, even... Children's poetry.

          I believe there must be a poet... inside many of us...

          People with... Extraordinary skill...

          Well... matter of opinion really.

          Some may like... even many... doesn't mean everyone.

          Some people like... Meters in verses... and stanzas or whatever... sonnets...

          Fine by me.

          Mathematic perfection, any kind of... perfection...

          Doesn't very much appeal to me.

          I enjoy more... sort of free-style poetry and writing.

          A bit... like Jim did.

          In my humble opinion...

          And some may share or not...

          One of the greatest poets, ever.

          And... yours is a good poem.

          I enjoy it. Keep at it.

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