We are poets

“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

We all are trying to touch the bottom of the madness
the absolute end
to visualize how
far we can stretch our insanity
and how much it can
take the pressure and survive
till it breaks down and
shatters into small bits of
craziness and false identity

We all are trying to get to this bottomless pit
scraping and digging our way down
building our own graves
like a scared mouse,
clutching its way down
blinding running away from the reality

We are all trying to
get to the end of this abyss
the pandemonium
to save our souls
living in the dreadful reality

We let our parched quill
scratch and pull at the scabs
to feel the essence of words
buried deep in our psyche

We let it soak in the crimson blood
of our proverbial existence
running deep in our fecund veins
mocking our mortality

We are poets,
We all are trying to
touch the bottom of the
one which gives
voice to our deep
We are poets,
an epitome of insanity.

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95 thoughts on “We are poets

  1. You had perfectly expressed the deep feeling that is there in our heart..!! Love it. “Trying to touch the bottom of our madness” is a wow line.. awesome

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  2. Not sure about the pit and the bottom of the abyss. I think poets are here to lift us up, to see things from a different perspective, to see pain and love and beauty and madness. All of it at once. They bring light so that we may see what is in the darkness. Thank you. Kenza.

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  3. You said it. A very beautiful piece you put out here. I think you speak for all of us here in WP. Thank you for this inspiring poem. I am lucky I have found the place to belong. I would love to really connect with you, can you please follow my blog page, if you don’t mind.

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  4. Stunning! I hope you don’t mind, I nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award. There’s no obligation, just my way of saying thank you for your great posts. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can do so here:
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  5. Wow! You’re so good at it. I mean, the way you used different words to explain a poet’s feelings. Being a poet I was able too feel and even visualize what you’ve written. 😊

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  6. When you’ve never been truly mad you flirt with madness to bolster your creativity and credibility, and it works! . It’s only once you’ve truly lost your mind that you realize it’s playing with fire, nothing will make you stronger than to have suffered for your art and come back from the brink.. A wonderfully well written poem:)

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