A Dead Man Writing Poem by Chen-ou Liu

A Dead Man Writing

Rating: 4.5

A Tanka Prose
for Ernest Hemingway who claimed that
The important thing for a writer is to tell a good story...
The best ones are liars.

at daybreak
Death has a boot
on my neck
the first line for him
I'm a slave to words

Who is really interested in reading your poetry? A smirk on his face.

I have nothing important to write, I say, All I can do is sit down at the computer and bleed. If no one reads it, you, Death, will be my reviewer.

Gajanan Mishra 03 September 2013

the best ones are liars, I like it. because we are all in ignorant. thanks.

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Wuji Shiu 22 September 2013

I indeed feel the same way, though I cannot write a Tanka, nor in fact know what it is.

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Douglas Scotney 02 January 2014

Good to discover your thoughtful work, Chenou Liu. Re. this one, check my poem of today Trying Not To Be

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Bill Cantrell 21 December 2018

This is actually brilliant work! The skill in your words is notable my friend

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Melissa Patty 24 May 2016

I found this piece of writing interesting, keep writing!

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Howard Savage 20 January 2016

You would be surprised who actually read poetry, Keep writing.

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 04 September 2015

Truly, an interesting piece of work,

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* Sunprincess * 26 June 2014

...............an interesting write.....and he was wrong we do enjoy your writes...

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