Dorothy M. Center

(Albany, NY)

"A Poet I Am, Says I, Says I" - Poem by Dorothy M. Center

A poet I am, says I, says I-
I'll take you a word and twist it around
And fill it with so much glee!

A poet I am, says I, says I-
I'll take all your love - I'll take all your sorrow and rhyme it around for thee!
I'll dance on your graves and throw you red roses and rhyme all your troubles away!
For love for thou and love for thee - it's all a part of me!

Oh, you say, you are a poet - a poet, a poet just like me?
Oh, no I say - for I am me and you are thee
You can never be a poet like me!

A poet I am, says me, says me-
A poet I am - Tra Lee!


Comments about "A Poet I Am, Says I, Says I" by Dorothy M. Center

  • (2/13/2009 1:09:00 PM)


    This has a real melody that blends in with the rhythm. Delightful to read and send's one on a merry, happy way. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/13/2009 1:09:00 PM)


    This has a real melody that blends in with the rhythm. Delightful to read and send's one on a merry, happy way. (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2005 4:38:00 AM)


    Firstly, i will like to comment on the lines number, the numbers of line in the first paragraph seems shorter than that of the second paragraph, while the last paragraph seems to be the shortest... but the words are carefully used.

    I am also a poet and write African poems, as well as English verses... Perhaps, you try and see some of Shelley's work, or Lord Tennyson. I will like to have a friendly chat with you one of these days.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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