Ingredients on being a poet for #WorldPoetryDay

not so sure I’m genuine, like a stone

or genuine like suede or leather.

not so sure I’m a poet like Plath

or a wannabe poet. I hope to

inspire then I rage forest fires

in my head. I hate to admit I’m

a poet or a writer at a party,

seems like the music lowers

and the spotlight’s on me

and god help me as I blush

and explain the ingredients in my

words.

I listen and smile while drunk,

and claim to be horrible

at cartwheels, but once upon

a time I  was a dancer in a show

’tis true, once upon a time

I made cocktails for breakfast.

 

The ingredients to being a poet

is simple:

-1 ounce of vodka, ice.

or

-1 shot of Jack Honey (or half the bottle in my case).

a pen

paper

silence

and add some spice (chili for heat)

salt for the demons

pepper for the earth angels

dig deep for the money

there are holes in all my pockets

poetry does not sell

but my soul

is up for grabs.

9.99 a pop.

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18 comments

  1. Yayo · March 21, 2016

    Too cute, and too true:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Power&The Glory · March 21, 2016

    Chrissy you are a brilliant poetic mind, and the eye of a visionary who sees the world in ways of which we can only dream

    Liked by 1 person

  3. justlikethat101 · March 21, 2016

    so good…. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Brenda Davis Harsham · March 21, 2016

    I don’t like admitting I’m a poet either. I always get this facial expression: “Are you having me on?” or “Do grown ups do that?”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 21, 2016

      Yes! Omg so true! Only artists are impressed, which is like 2 percent of the population lol

      Liked by 1 person

      • Brenda Davis Harsham · March 21, 2016

        Even among poets, we’re judged. “Where have you been published?” is the scale by which we rise or fall.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Chrissy · March 21, 2016

        Yes, so where have you been published? lol

        Liked by 1 person

  5. laurelwolfelives · March 21, 2016

    Really like this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. clinock · March 23, 2016

    Chrissy, never doubt you are a poet…and a bloody good one too. Is there really such a thing as World Poetry Day?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 23, 2016

      Thank you so much. Apparently there is such a thing. These days everything you can imagine becomes a day of some sort in social media. lol

      Like

  7. Nadia · March 25, 2016

    Loooove this!

    Liked by 1 person

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