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Poetry On Odyssey: A Poet's Deepest Dread

What is a poet to do, when everything is stripped away from them?

Poetry On Odyssey: A Poet's Deepest Dread
For every moment you felt like someone pushed you too far - for every moment that someone claimed that you just didn't have what it took to complete something... this one is for you.

A poets dread

Is ribboned

Around dull evenings

Of black


Biggest fears

Glisten in the suns rays

Torn between yes

And always No.



Over and over again -

An unending reel of bullshit

Spewed from angels eyes.





Times two


Yet how many spins

Does it take to circle the sun

To prove that you're a planet?

How many moments





Would you endure

Before peeling?

This dread begins

Where everything else


When the stars no longer twinkle

Mornings light turns sour

Evenings dew turned to stone

Eternity of longing - for what?

Patiently stand




Don't say what you want to say

Don't be who you are

Don't give it your all

In the end

What's your purpose?

Turn another cycle

Of linen lined promises -

Torn and cracked

Words often unspoken

And see how delicate they were

When you're tattered and worn.

Dread ensues

When there's nothing left

To say

To feel

To entertain.

When letters

Are merely light-shaded


Drawing closer and closer

To Icarus' demise.

There are no fools here

Just unleaded promises

Empty designs of



Dread comes

When exhaustion takes hold -

When there is no longer wind

To carry your sails

Or lift your sweet kites.

Grains of sand between your toes

Sudden shards of glass.

Fighting so hard

For something.

To be





Take away a poets purpose

And what words will fall?

What coincides with their ending?

Who stops counting the rain drops

When no one is there to see them?

When do you stop trying,

If no one acknowledges you exist?

How hard will you fight

If they've already forgotten?

A poets deepest dread

Not longing

Not being lost


Discarded -

And ultimately

At a loss for sweetness.

One day when life is kinder to you - I hope that you find the voice you had lost to those hardships. You are capable of discovery, explore it before you cannot see the picture anymore. From one writer/poet to the next, you're worth more than every moment they doubted you. You'll live, you'll love, you'll fly.

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