Treasure Island

Poetheart (back)

(05/23/1960 / Rio de Janeiro)

The Poet


He will go away! ! ! !
they say
with open palms
under the rocks

He will go away! ! ! !
They proclaim

swirling over themselves
chanting
with stretched fingers over his gold

lurking through the shadows
the indefatigable poet writes
~still~

your hands shooting words
going away
defenseless

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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ignorance, poetry, love for, art, defenseless, pain, poet, words

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  • Ken E Hall (8/22/2014 8:52:00 AM)

    Shooting words great line...at least the words can be shot at wars animal cruelty and all the horrors of man...all poetry is not always fairy tales.its a voice...regards (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (6/30/2013 5:09:00 AM)

    on poet n poetry i hv written so many. but your contribution can not b denied. -
    your hands shooting words
    going away
    defenseless (Report) Reply

  • Cosmic Dreamer (5/24/2013 5:16:00 PM)

    A poetic phrase is the defence of an intellectual soul... I believe poetry is the third eye on life that we all posses, yet few choose to truly see... Nice poem, well written... (Report) Reply

  • Donald Kuutsi (5/24/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    wow nice one poetheart keep the fire burning wise words....the poem is short but its worth and rich in text well done! ! (Report) Reply

  • Marcus Mckinley (5/23/2013 10:27:00 AM)

    the true wealth of a poet is in his poems. laying out every word as if it were his last. leaving nothing and gaining nothing but, cultivating the imaginations of those who dare to read. now that is the intangable gold. (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (5/12/2013 5:35:00 PM)

    Nah, the poet never goes away. With his words he forever stays. Locked into a pages of time. Forever changing minds with his lovely yet wicked rhymes. Some even lustfully delicious. He is the one and true poet. Good Poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (5/10/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    All bullets used up ehhhh?
    I am sure you will find more, resourceful. your hands, shooting words, love it In fact words are the only thing that should be shot. Un abrazo, Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (4/26/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    Wow, this is the work that i really love. especially the word, still has a different feeling
    well done (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (4/17/2013 11:57:00 AM)

    Great poem We all feel this as if we can't help ourselves and we just have to write even if no one understands or reads it Thanks for sharing BB : O) (Report) Reply

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