Russ von Ohlhausen

Rookie - 0 Points (28 June 1970 / USA)

Poets Are Losers - Poem by Russ von Ohlhausen

The art of the word yields little fruit when it's first conceived;
It must take root and grow in passionate minds if ever to be received.
A craft much learned of sadness from this world we’re in,
As we suffer right along until our solemn end.

Heroes of a future day but rarely of our own.
Most to be remembered only by ink and bone.
Our souls fulfilled when our words echo from the page.
And so we are merely losers until another Age.


~Arelo


Comments about Poets Are Losers by Russ von Ohlhausen

  • (2/1/2009 2:51:00 AM)


    I disagree. My country has/have had successful Chief Ministers, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Scientists etc who were all Poets. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/31/2009 9:55:00 PM)


    You are quite right. But it's a just price, I feel. If someone told me my bone would be known and my ink would glow after my sad demise, I'd be happy. The problem is no one tells me that.
    A very talented and shrewd write, Arel!
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 31, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, November 13, 2009


[Report Error]