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DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH A POET

DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH A POET
by Jonah Okpabi
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Do not fall in love with a Poet
Poets are poor
Their pockets are empty
Above all they are liars
They tell you words with a different meaning
They tell you that you are beautiful when you know that you are ugly
Sometimes they call you a beautiful beast
So my dear friend
Do not fall in love with a Poet
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Poets are so emotional
They pour out their tears on a piece of paper
They can find different meanings to every word you say
Above all
Poets are liars
They can smile when they are sad
They can weep when they are happy
They can sing a love song when their hearts are broken
You cannot know when a Poet is hungry
You do not know when his pocket is empty
So my dear friend
Do not fall in love with a Poet
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Some people think Poets are beggars
Cause they can wear one cloth all year round
Some can stay days without food
So my dear friend
Do not fall in love with a Poet
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Poets can abandon the fine scenery and the magnificent edifice of the city
for an obscure environment
Some choose to live on a mountain
Some in a cave
Some in the garden
Some in the thickest part of the forest
Some at the waterfront and spend hours starring at the tide
Some gaze at the flying birds without saying a word
While some want to stay in the world all alone
So my dear friend
Do not fall in love with a Poet
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Poets do not love what everyone loves
They find beauty in useless things
Above all Poets are poor
Yes they make you believe they are poor
But they don't want to believe that they are liars
You can demand money from a Poet
and he will write you some cryptic words
So my dear friend
Do not fall in love with a Poet
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There are Poets and there are Poets
Some with long hairs and some gone bald
Some with long beards while some are beardless
So my dear friend
If you must fall in love with a Poet
Think of the above
I am a Poet
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(C) Jonah Okpabi
22/12/2017

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Date: 1/3/2018 7:58:00 AM
A really humorous way of putting it, Jonah:) I loved the way you ended it...I am a poet too;)
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