Samantha Campbell

Rookie (July 2 1979 / ohio)

21st Century Prophets


We Poets are
21st Century Prophets
filling up notebooks
and screaming on stages

We connect in a fashion
as we wear words

We dance on pages
stripping naked
to get you to listen
like what we
have to say
can be heard
better by eyes
but only 4%
of the public
suffers with
Sinestesia

And still we slash
our wrists with ballpoint pens
to get our souls heard

Hanging our pain like paintings
in an art exhibit entitled
'Emotional Poets'

Wanting
Waiting
Wishing
for an
Art Critic
to tare
us apart

Letter by letter
word for word

Because...

Because we are so
tightly put together

That we love
to be torn apart

We turn
the pain
into art
and scars
into deeply
embedded
ink wells

Don't you see?

We 21st Century Prophets
hold the keys to our
broken heart cages
by wielding pens in ways
that spark thought

Cant you see?

Our wrists are still tender
yet we slash them open
again and again because...

Because writers block
is a far far worse
form of torture

And never
being read
is a fate
worse than death

By Samantha Campbell

Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2012

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you can find the word poets in prophets thus inspiring the whole poem. I have my work posted on other sites under the pen name virginpoet and all my work has a copyright but I cannot post it here as there are no links allowed. Thank you for taking the time to read my work and please dont forget to comment please be honest

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