Friday, October 16, 2015

That is what poets do

That is what poets do

They romanticize pain
They idealize the torment

There is solace in darkness
Which they craft to enlighten;

Lure with words
The forlorn is adorned
Guilt is charming
Mistakes rewarding

That part that is revolting
The best line in their poems.

That is what poets do

They embellish heartbreak
To cement the heartache

But as soon as they leave their paper
and scenic thoughts captivated readers

Life can no longer render
The adequate metaphor
Agony is agony;

There is no substitute for it.