For Who Am I Writing My Poetry?: A Poem

Updated on March 20, 2019
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

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Leaving my heart's fingerprint in a poetic disguise

within each and every rhyme and unveiling verse

am I gently cuddling, or raping the reader's eyes

as all those tastes are so unpredictably diverse.


Can my sentiment make a safe touchdown

onto terrain maybe treacherous or smooth

or am I just sounding like a pathetic clown

my poem irritating while aiming to soothe.


As I mention love, what love means to you

maybe you got burnt, becoming a cynic

love poetry leaving but an insane clue

with a poet ready for a mental clinic.


What are chances of touching your heart

with something that's roaring loud in mine

and what's your formula of appearing smart

that I should follow, so our minds could align.


It's like performing autopsy on my Muse

this trying to figure out why my verses stink

it's life -- with some you win, with some you lose

resurrecting a Muse won't change what others think.


At times it seems it's just me I'm writing for

while fishing in the dark for an alike soul

but this I know at my savvy heart's core

that is way beyond my wishful control.

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      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        5 weeks ago from Canada

        Lela -- You read me right.

      • Austinstar profile image

        Lela 

        5 weeks ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

        Lovely. It speaks from your life.

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