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A PIRATE AND AN ICARUS - PoemA Pirate and an Icarus
I will wear my scars with pride!
Like a pirate's flag
riding the tide;
Jolly Roger shotgun
black paint and white
on the flagships of saints,
now reclaimed for the weary.
Ships stutter and creak.
The rudders lament,
Into madness I scream!
Awake like a stranger.
In heartless anger
I breathe the danger.
Ship to shore,
with sirens calling.
The lifeboats will hold no more.
Body and mind falling,
I open the door.
The flood and the water!
I stand against it all.
The blood rush now coming,
I stand tall.
With scars beaming;
Lighting the way.
I will not fall!
I will stand, I will not sway!
And scars will guide me
The ocean bleeds.
The ocean breathes,
against my wings:
The wings of my pain
that carry me away.
Far from these blood stains,
from these oceans of pain,
from the sins of the father,
from the sins of the day.
And the sins of the daughter,
to be conque
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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