Poet's Riches


Poets ponder

They cannot squander

A stipend they do not receive



For paid in thought

Their piece of mind

Are words formed and conceived



A tale of sorts

Depiction of life

Even death if they so choose



Sometimes humor

So often, strife

Sometimes fake and sometimes true



To live on poetry

Getting paid for thoughts

Is not within the poets reach



That’s why they work

Many various jobs

Laborers, professionals, and some, they teach



Within their thoughts

Their written words

Lies the life for which they wish



For there in mind

Though pockets bare

The poet knows, within, he’s rich



As thought has value

But not of dollar

Intrinsic is what it shall always be



The poet stands

Not then with riches

But pride in thought, his dignity

  • Author: Michael (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 4th, 2023 07:04
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 12
  • User favorite of this poem: LIZ.
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  • Bobby O

    Love the way you play with words formed as a piece of that mind? Or maybe paid for thought leaves poets PEACE of mind?
    This works omnidirectional and I appreciate that

  • Teddy.15

    Such a lovely tribute to all of us who write for love, sometimes I can also feel myself healing, just by sharing. A lovely poem and your last lines so very true I couldn't be more proud than when even just one other enjoys my scribbles. Thank you. 💖

  • LIZ

    I really love this piece! I was just telling my sister "all I want to do is write"! But we have responsibilities. So we cry, grieve, laugh....love...and in between, write it all down!!

  • Bella Shepard

    "Amor verborum" dear friend, for love of words, you have captured the heart and soul of the poet in this beautiful poem. It seems the poet has always been here, and always will be, helping us reach for the stars, as you have done. A thousand fav's!

  • Kinsley Lee

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your poem. I agree with you, and it impressed me very much. Have a nice day!

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