Death Poems: 290 / 500

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.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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Gajanan Mishra 03 September 2013

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

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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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