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True Poets' Punishment (Part 2)

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True Poets' Punishment (Part 2)

My heels clicked on the floor that was rock-hard – 
Looking around, I found myself in a grave yard.
I carefully walked into the cemetery, (left without a guard,) – 
Into the stack of buried souls, beaten and scarred.

The raven rested on one of the tombstones – 
You might think me insane, (for some reason unknown,)
It transformed into a carving, a figurine that shone! –
I was left astounded, grasping to my sanity - all alone.

And right under the portrayal I could see –
The tomb of Edgar Allan Poe, before me.
My delusions had reached their uttermost apogee – 
Leaving me shuddering, fallen on my knees.

“This shall be your end too, this is your fate” – 
Whispered a chilling voice, with certainty so great.
“It’s a bard’s retribution!  For all the tragedy he creates” – 
Whispered the same chilling voice, with certainty so great.

My vocal strings entwined; I could barely speak – 
Vulnerable and fragile, my mouth longed to shriek.
This must be all the true poets' punishment, (thought of as freaks,) – 
For blind compliance and acceptance they never seek.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 1:51:00 PM
    Yes a fitting part two enjoyed s much Daniel

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Funny and scary at the same time. Keep the creative pen flowing with your excellent work. Sara

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 3:29:00 PM
    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Maya. I am glad I was able to read both parts at the same time.I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and inspiration. May we all be able to read your poetry here at PoetrySoup for years to come. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 1:54:00 PM
    Well I must say after reading both parts this is a complicated piece and very well written...A plus material...enjoyed...Marty