Sylvia Chidi

Rookie - 47 Points (Germany)

I sleep Poetry

Last night I wrestled with poetry
As if a lion wrestling with its prey

I sleep poetry
I dream poetry

I walk poetry on thin line ropes
binding together steeply slopes
I make love to poetry like a new catch
On heat waiting to be let loose from its latch

So out of ten if I am bad, take a pen
And give me a score of five or a four
I constantly make love to poetry
With dramatic grammatical metaphors

The root of my poetic hunger
Is I starve myself a bit longer
In sleep I twiddle my poetic lines
Sharpen them to be as fine as a riddle

I sleep poetry
I drink poetry
Not just to quench my thirst
But to differentiate amongst
Good, Better and Best

There shall come the day
I have to say
When I will definitely call it a truce
When I have run out of poetic juice

2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Saturday, January 28, 2006
Edited: Friday, June 25, 2010

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Comments about this poem (I sleep Poetry by Sylvia Chidi )

  • Rookie Aldo Kraas (3/22/2007 11:39:00 PM)

    Your poem is wonderful
    It was worth reading it
    You write so well (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (1/28/2006 8:29:00 PM)

    I totally relate to this Sylvia! I think poetry is on my mind 24 hrs of the day! (My family can attest to this....I drive them crazy!) I loved this poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ***** ********* (1/28/2006 6:37:00 PM)

    What is wrong with people around here. Don't they know a 10 when they read it? May your poetic juice flow on and on Sylvia. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gina Onyemaechi (1/28/2006 6:08:00 PM)

    You running out of 'poetic juice', Sylvi? Yeah right! This is a romp, Sylv, and with its 'dramatic grammatical metaphors', verse 4 steals the show. Comic, entertaining and clever writing. Regards, Gina. (Report) Reply

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