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I Can

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I Can

I am a poet.

I can re-write truths with my
Mont Blanc pen and still
Not be called a liar.

Like a child I can speak,
Comply to my will,
Cut off details and facts
That I deny.
I can do that without being asked why.
Snip snap.
Snip snap.

Even if my baby
Leaves me or deceives me,
He knows we’ll be 
Together again
In my sonnet.
He knows that because I am a poet.

I can replay what happened 
Way back then,
In my glittery solitude
And personal den.

I can always say
What I mean,
And not necessarily
Mean what I say.
You see.

Just because I am a poet,
That doesn’t mean that I am
Gloomy, Melancholy,
Gothic or even Bitter.

I just choose to see what my
Eyelids have been endeavoring to
Hide…
With falling eyelashes of refusal and
Dilating pupils of fear.

I perceive what others don’t because,
I am a poet.
Do you get that my dear?

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 2:25:00 PM
    A great write Maya. Flows with eloquence. ALways, farah

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today Poet Maya. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/3/2010 1:25:00 PM
    Great write that you have penned here. Very accurate thoughts. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara