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Believe Not My Words

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Believe Not My Words

Believe not my words 
For who am I but a poet. 
Dispensing fleeting thoughts, 
happy in their nature, 
sarcastic in their ideal. 

Broken by the pain, 
a mind apart from it’s soul, 
wanders aimlessly. 
Seeking only to band words, 
to bring about fruition. 

Existing on the  fringe
of reason and mockery. 
A satire of life. 
petulant raw emotions, 
necessitating solitude. 

So I persevere, 
stringing words as fake feelings. 
I carry with me, 
the very air of neglect 
and place it where all can see. 

Trust not your own thoughts! 
For could they not be tainted, 
by the simple act, 
of reading and absorbing 
my flotsam so casually strewn. 

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your outstanding featured poem this week Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 6:51:00 PM
    Magnificent use of words to convey your thoughts, Paula. I like the "flotsam" reference as we see it often "casually strewn" upon the sea here at the Florida beaches. It always makes me speculate on its origins. I am enjoying "reading and absorbing" your poetry. Best Wishes, Carolyn