Never fall in love with a poet – by A. Thomas Hawkins

Never fall in love with a poet
for their words are sometimes lies
on occasions they’re a shield
on occasions a disguise

They will take you on a journey
upon which they bare their soul
in a bid to ease your burdens
in a bid to make you whole

But in every word they choose
for the stories that they tell
lies a little piece of heaven
and a little piece of hell

Tormented souls we poets are
sometimes quite broken and despaired
in search of lost expressions
missed by others who once cared

Never fall in love with a poet
unless you’re prepared to share their pain
to hold them close on the darkest nights
over and again

A. Thomas Hawkins

A friend of mine shared this the other night. A poem filled with captivating imagery, begging the reader to do the opposite and fall in love with the poet. The last stanza reminds me of “Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” penned by the great Pablo Neruda.

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