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If You Are A Poet

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If You Are A Poet

If you are a poet it means so much 
as others souls you often touch. 
Your own soul you cruelly cut 
petting the others with your blood. 

To be a poet means to sing of beauty 
and it’s the main poets' duty. 
Rhyming  words, to tell the truth 
and it has to be quite smooth. 

To be a poet means to burn with passion, 
to treat the others grief with a compassion, 
to love the others as yourself, 
to hear the voice of kind elf. 

To be a poet means to dream, 
to tell the world a touching theme, 
to speak sincerely and frankly 
but not just rhyming poems blankly. 

Rhyming words is not the main, 
there’s no need to strain your brain. 
If your heart has nothing to tell 
rhymed words will look like hell. 

To be a poet means to write 
as if your blood gushes from vein, 
to write the rhythm of living breath, 
the rhythm of life that seethe. 

Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)


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  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Larisa; What a beautiful poem you have written. This is a true defenition of a poet. I believe that a poet writes from the heart. I have a poem here named ( Who Is A Poet? ). Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 7:41:00 AM
    What a beautiful day to sit and read the many diverse poems here at the Soup. I am so happy yours were among the ones I am able to read today Larisa. I hope your weekend is exciting and so full of life and that you might find even more inspiration to write. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 12:23:00 AM
    Good poem Larisa. The meter leaves a lot to be desired but the sentiment is spot on. I don't like to post a poem unless it has something to say. Keep up the good writing and thanks for sharing. Rockman

    Rzhepishevska Avatar Larisa Rzhepishevska
    Date: 10/26/2012 12:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Rockman. Best wishes, Larisa