Until I Met the Poet

By Dreaming in Stanzas

Thought I was a dreamer

Until I met The Poet

And he twisted my fears into nightmares
And slipped them into metaphors
And formed them into words
He made me read my daydreams
In chalk lines on the asphalt
Then he melted into prose and slithered his way
Into the bottom of my wine glass
Into the black of my eyelids
Thought I was a princess
Until I met The Poet
But he fashioned me a crown of his rhymes
And cut my soul with his pen
That he wielded like a sword
When he bent my soul into verses
And painted them on the tapestry of my kingdom
And destroyed my knights
With his armor of paper littered with my being
And the dragon fire of his sonnets
Thought I was a poet
Until I met The Poet
Who silenced my stanzas with his veil of haikus
And lifted my heart with his ode to beautiful disasters
He held my hands as I wrote
And clucked at my feeble attempt
Then he wrote a ballad about my weakness
And made me fall in love with my imperfections
And when he kissed me with lyrical lips, I knew
I never existed without his work

The Poet

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Copyright 2012 SexualDeviant_
Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

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For Jon.
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  • threeroses On Friday, June 8, 2018, threeroses (116)By person wrote:

    Loved the last four lines the most...so happy to find this treasure from others' favorites

  • A former member wrote: Indeed. He is the poster child of dark poetry.

  • Dei On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Dei (666)By person wrote:

    I come back to this pretty often. this was so heartbreaking and beautiful and just simply, done so well. this may be my favorite of yours

  • Kaleidoscope_Heart On Monday, October 8, 2012, Kaleidoscope_Heart (114)By person wrote:

    I've read your other works, this one was a different piece of you. Though it was just as raw in nature. Its funny how as poets we make twisted understandings of all things, our natures and especially those of the ones we love (for better or for worse). Very lovely piece. I wish I had the room to bookmark it! I want to :]

  • Star On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Star (1014)By person wrote:

    beautiful.. (:

  • Alchemist On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Alchemist (704)By person wrote:

    I beautiful concept, perfectly written.

  • A former member wrote: ♥ I enjoy this one a lot, good job hun.

  • A former member wrote: how do u come up with this u r good

  • A former member wrote: I was given chills too read this . it painted a memory all too well myself

  • FadedBlues On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, FadedBlues (2279)By person wrote:

    ...about yr reply to kinki's comment: listen, don't hide yr feelings, if you do you'll regret it 4evr (voice of experiene)...(& thanks for yr comments)

  • Cattarax On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, Cattarax (229)By person wrote:

    This is amazing and what truly being with a poet it is! Breath taking I do say thank you ~Cat~

  • haunted On Saturday, February 11, 2012, haunted (954)By person wrote:

    excellent poem, wow! just perfect!

  • veingo On Friday, February 10, 2012, veingo (538)By person wrote:

    I really like this. A wonderful tribute, loveingly pened.. And if I didn't already say it, welcome to the vally. ^V^

  • Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 (165)By person wrote:

    Impressive Visionary! Stunning words and webbing intrigue! Dynamic work! Artistic Rendering Thank you

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, dwells (4514)By person wrote:

    Such a fine tribute to one ennobled by the name of Poet, well portrayed and just superb, thanks.

  • Meadowhawk On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, Meadowhawk (164)By person wrote:

    Beautifully written. Well thought out. The wording is superb.

  • revlis On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, revlis (100)By person wrote:

    sounds like a tribute to God

  • Magdalena On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, Magdalena (629)By person wrote:

    This is a wonderfully written dedication.

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, sTr8-jAcKeT (779)By person wrote:

    I agree w/ some of Dev's comment there. I like this, deep & mentally sensual. Keep it up.

  • Devilish On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, Devilish (2746)By person wrote:

    I like you.. I love your work.. I think you are the only real vixen to come and be truthful and raw.. I love the explicit you write.. I love it.. Hello there officially im Devilish.. Keep writing and dont worry about being as good as any one else your doin just fuckin fine... =)~~~~~~~` Scholar

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