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Below is the poem entitled Mr.Playwright which was written by poet Maya Kaabour. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Dulcet electrical-guitars playing as I draw graffiti on the sky-line.

There’s more to me than converse shoes and
These lonely brown eyes. 

This force within me is,
I am waiting to be written. 

I’ll be your masterpiece, and you can be my Playwright-
Dress me up in 
dramatic irony.
You can knock me out from 
setting to setting-
Be the cause for my complications-
And just when I think I’ve had enough,
You can hose me down with a 

I’ll run-on from scene to scene,
And for a protagonist, 
(I can sometimes be pretty obscene.)
Cut me off with periods and full stops.
Re-arrange the fragments of my being. 

Feed me catchy infinitive phrases-
“I don’t know
What it’s like
You know how cheesy words cut me to the core.

You can shoot me with idioms.
After all, you are 
All bark and no bite.
I’ll be your break through; I’ll make you famous-
Mr. Playwright.

Hold me hostage in your possessive forms.
I’ll be Yours,
And maybe you could be Mine. 

Do not under-estimate my logical
Parallel structure though-
If you want me "to stay,"
Then you’ve got "to give me a reason."

Mr. Playwright, I am not a big fan of Treason,
Indirect metaphors,
And open-endings.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Maya. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 10:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Maya. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:20:00 PM
    Very intriguing poem. So fresh and the premise is spectacular. Well done!~Chris

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Love it - Love it - Love it - Maya this is a fab original write - What a pleasure to read - Thanks for a great share -:)