The Burden Of Poets

edited April 2011 in Poetry / spoken word
Sorry everyone 4 keeping away for so long(i'm presently doin' my 2nd semester exams) hope ya'll like this though.I'm back n aint going nowhere no more.feel this.

A Pen Writes,

From Left to Right, From Dawn to Night

The Burden Of a Poet blessed with 3rd-Eye Sight

Whom peers at Whats Left

Trying to set things Aright

Cos Fools need "Two Brains" to 'Think Twice'

About Green & ICe That make the warmth of a soul turn Cold

Souls, Gone, Sold, Will Truce Unfold?

Are we all strung like Puppets ?

& Life's Like Gepetto?

So when things go wrong do we go on to Blame the Devil?

Cos we're not done creating new eras in the making

Took a Brush with Greed & Lust Till Karma becomes the Painting

God gave us the palette, Some see a Rubik's Cube

Confusing Dudes, Lack Solutions to the World we Mentally Fued

So why do we write???
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    edited July 2006
    i write because theres so much that is unsaid

    the collection of the most intelect is the abode of the dead

    knowledge left untapped ideas never seen the light of day

    while the sun shines i write~its more pleasant than a roll in the hay
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    edited July 2006
    [quote name="Sid Green"]i write because theres so much that is unsaid

    the collection of the most intelect is the abode of the dead

    knowledge left untapped ideas never seen the light of day

    while the sun shines i write~its more pleasant than a roll in the hay[/quote]

    @least that's poetic ~which for the piece can't be said

    maybe it's the topic~or i'm 2 dumb to understand


    *fair_is_foul_n_Foul_fair*
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    edited July 2006
    na man!!! u obviously didnt understand!!! that was truely inspiring enigma!!! glad u back!!!

    !P!E!A!C!E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1
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    edited August 2006
    I agree with Kast,Enigma that was sum deep shit there...extremely inspiring!

    Extending His Blessing
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    edited August 2006
    I write to clear my back

    strapped with the wrongs of yesterday

    to undo and pretell my children

    yet to come,

    not to lie on my grave and moan

    on that day when I am gone

    but to caress the pages of my mind

    like it were an embrace of life

    embedded in the womb of my thoughts

    that began when the pen moved

    from left to right

    when I could not sleep at night

    flip through, remember me as words

    not soil.
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    edited August 2006
    I write because theres so much that is unsaid

    the collection of the most intelect is the abode of the dead

    knowledge left untapped ideas never seen the light of day

    while the sun shines i write~its more pleasant than a roll in the hay
    I write to clear my back

    strapped with the wrongs of yesterday

    to undo and pretell my children

    yet to come,

    not to lie on my grave and moan

    on that day when I am gone

    but to caress the pages of my mind

    like it were an embrace of life

    embedded in the womb of my thoughts

    that began when the pen moved

    from left to right

    when I could not sleep at night

    flip through, remember me as words

    not soil.
    That's what i'm talkin about right there...... :wink:

    As For Mic Wizard If U dont understand, read the piece and follow up with these 2 beauties ....get da point now?!!!!
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    edited August 2006
    I write to know my life

    from left to right

    my pen's ink is never blunt

    from left to write

    my wishes,dreams n hope abide

    I write to exercise my rights

    democracy...a fallacy?

    I write to express my soul

    not my fault when words

    come out cold...

    Nyc one Enigma!!
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    edited August 2006
    I write to calm the pain

    And all the feelings hidden when I vocally explain.

    Even though the feeling exposed is not of absolute truth,

    You have a picture of how the dome of thought might have fallen;

    How it’s architecture might have been mastered;

    Rather than gulping the glimpse of how it actually is.

    Poets exaggerate.

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    Who doesn’t know?

    But at least the small scar on my forehead is felt.

    And your heart, when I'm bleeding, melts.

    As I portray my thoughts like the river Nile,

    You may think I ain’t focused.

    Hahaha

    I’m not loughing,

    It’s just that I‘ve been dwelling all over

    Down the bush and in the mist

    I’ve been thirsty for knowledge that I couldn’t reach

    In the desert, back into the forest until I reach sea

    In realty and beyond where only my mind can see

    That’s the reason why I write, I hope that you see

    Nice Enigma.
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    edited August 2006
    Might as well join in...short and sweet...hopefully

    I write to discover poetic boats and flippers

    that carry life across streams of thoughtful rivers...

    rivers that breathe life into lifeless passages

    bringing destruction to iterations of the brainwash prophesy

    writing to teach that a black man's life is more than weed and hennesy



    Jus enjoyed the whole flow and deepness attached to this thread's posts, props to all you people!
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    edited August 2006
    I've told u once before and i will tell u again

    Man, you know how to write..make mine look weak lol..

    But fo real..ur poems always brings a smile of approval to my face
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    edited August 2006
    Word!

    Eish, been missing this forum.

    All the Why i Write pieces were too ill, every1 shud express on here.

    Thought this would be a gud place to land, to understand why i write before i write.

    One!

    i write to pour my heart out right

    i write to free my mind

    let it wonder into realms unknown

    why i write is known by me alone

    ive tried not to write at all

    take the force of gravity off my pen

    but the words bleed out with force and pressure

    with a pencil write at work or leasure.

    i breathe in with my ears

    filter all that comes

    id drown in my mind and heart if i

    didnt breathe out through my hand.
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    edited August 2006
    [quote name="liquid fire"]id drown in my mind and heart if i

    didnt breathe out through my hand.[/quote]

    These two lines are beyond brilliant, they flow like LIQUID FIRE
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    edited August 2006
    I RIGHT (write),simply to release the emotions LEFT,

    swiveling in my mind,desighned to keep me on my quest....

    I exhale words, and feel freedom like uncaged birds,

    Release Verbs from my mind uncomprehensive, unherd....

    to please me....NOt You...

    I write for me.

    For this pen keeps me sane..... and Not You.

    Nonsense I speak, it seems, to those who cant relate,

    Who forget A Man's Poison, is another mans Cake

    I may seem a fool mith my words, to your eyes....

    But you forget all Great fools in history were WISE...

    I write.......
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    edited August 2006
    :o Oh My God! Bravo My Fellow poets,....Men i actually thought peeps werent gonna respond @ 1st but now I feel Poetically Flattered.Excellent Pieces from everyone.I really mean that.

    Let Me tell u why I write......

    I Write B'cos..... :roll:

    I'm trapped, in my head, But with this pen I find Freedom

    Its an Exquisite feelin

    Shackles of Frustation preventin from speakin

    Its the only way i can Project these thoughts, glad or enraged

    On days 'bottled emotions' tipped and spilled on a page

    I write with a Thought that,... at least one soul would read

    and follow my words, as this piece was meant to lead

    Feed, Plead, "Please I wont write what u want"

    "I'll write what u need"

    To Free a curious soul as thy pen has freed thee.........1
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    edited August 2006
    HAVEN'T POSTED ANYTHING IN A WYL, BUT THIS THREAD

    CALLED ME BY NAME......

    HERE'S A LI'L FREE-STYLE INSPIRED BY ALL YA'LL.

    I WRITE.....

    I write to bold the whispers in my soul,

    To unfold the untold mysteries of my mind.

    I clunch unto my pen to ink a betta day and

    To paint stars on the pad of my night.

    I write to right my and your wrongs.

    To escape from or dwell into the going-ons.

    My pen is my life-line, my anchor.

    Without my pen i would stumble and fall.

    But with it i stand firm and tall.

    I write to answer to my call.

    Pen, ink and pad, for u i was born!
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    edited August 2006
    Lovely thread Enigma. I'll get back at this a little later on.

    Thanks for the headz up, Uncaged.

    Good looks :wink:

    MuchLove
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    edited August 2006
    Thanks Addictiv', sure would luv to hear u spit on this thread.....aight1.Nice piece Uncaged Thot'!
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    edited August 2006
    feelin' it. may I join in...

    I write (right) to undo wrongs of the past,

    to fight, ignite lite and

    to give birth to songs that will last,

    words I spell on paper to uncast spells

    tell ancient and oncomin' tales,

    leave spineless cowards like harmless puppies,

    tails between their legs.

    I write to remind my people that once upon a time we were kings

    time has come to return to our trhown
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    edited September 2006
    Addictive c'mon u said u were gonna get on this!
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    edited September 2006
    Addictive c'mon u said u were gonna get on this!
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    edited September 2006
    am also gonna get back to this later promise

    but i just wanted 2 ask a favour from u enigma

    with ur permission can i plz dedicate this tread to sid

    after his sid is dead thots in i think this tread might just uplift him

    will be waiting on u dawg
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    edited September 2006
    Yeah! U could do that as long its still relates to da thread ok.1 :wink:
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    edited September 2006
    :idea: I might as well get on this too...It seems like that last line just captivates everyone including me. Real Nice job. :D

    I write to educate the masses

    of the mis-information they recieve in classes

    hoping that my word will influence and inspire

    another unborn poet. With my spark I light your fire.

    I write because verbally I may make no sense

    but when its all on on paper, it's hard for you to take it out of context.

    Read between the lines. Decipher the meaning with me.

    The solution lay infront of you like the code of DaVinci.

    I write because when my soul cries, I want my tears to flow on paper.

    Let all the painfulness and angstfulness evaporate like water vapor.

    And when my work is done I am able to reflect on the lyrics.

    I write to rejuvinate my mind, body, and spirit.

    Whoooo. I was about to get carried away LOL. But thank you for inspiring me to write that.
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    edited September 2006
    I write because verbally I may make no sense

    but when its all on on paper, it's hard for you to take it out of context.
    i can relate with that 100%

    I write because when my soul cries, I want my tears to flow on paper.

    Let all the painfulness and angstfulness evaporate like water vapor.

    And when my work is done I am able to reflect on the lyrics.

    I write to rejuvinate my mind, body, and spirit.
    power behind those lines there

    youre truly a maestro
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    edited September 2006
    [quote name="floetic_soul"]

    I write to educate the masses

    of the mis-information they recieve in classes

    hoping that my word will influence and inspire

    another unborn poet. With my spark I light your fire.

    I write because verbally I may make no sense

    but when its all on on paper, it's hard for you to take it out of context.

    Read between the lines. Decipher the meaning with me.

    The solution lay infront of you like the code of DaVinci.

    I write because when my soul cries, I want my tears to flow on paper.

    Let all the painfulness and angstfulness evaporate like water vapor.

    And when my work is done I am able to reflect on the lyrics.

    I write to rejuvinate my mind, body, and spirit.[/quote]

    :shock: :shock: how does one even follow that?.....that was beautiful!!.....lemme try and add something....

    WHY DO I WRITE????

    i write because it is the vessel thru which i navigate these treacherous waters,

    it is my personal anchor which prevents me from drowning,

    it is my stability, a choice outlet for my creativity,

    it is what makes me, it is who i am,

    picture me, writing to dim candle-light, pen in my right hand,

    freeze-frame this image, transmit it to your third-eye,

    this ink cartridge is my life-line, this is how i survive,

    and when every single drop of ink is gone, i have no reason to live--- i might as well die.......
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    edited September 2006
    like rain-heavy clouds bursting open to release their watery burden

    i write to unleash the consuming fire deep within my soul

    spitting out the words as they come, with all the passion

    and afterwards... calmness wash over me and i feel sated
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    edited October 2006
    Floetic Soul that was pure genius.Fantastic lines all through.here are some of my best.
    I write because when my soul cries, I want my tears to flow on paper.

    Let all the painfulness and angstfulness evaporate like water vapor.

    And when my work is done I am able to reflect on the lyrics.

    I write to rejuvinate my mind, body, and spirit.
    Nice one too Konko! :wink:
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    edited January 2011
    Hello.

    I am like God and i ressurect the buried. :-)

    Sorry all. I just went through the old poems relishing history in the making (or in the servers).

    Very inspiring thoughts and expressions as to why we write.

    Lots of love and mad respect.
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    edited February 2011
    I write for time because when the time comes,

    Time will write for me...

    A write because writing is an art

    And art is the proof of immortality
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    edited April 2011
    [quote name="brooks"]Time will write for me[/quote]

    Then where is everyone?
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