Metin Sahin

Freshman - 786 Points (28.03.1943 / balı kesir turkey)

I Am A Poet - Poem by Metin Sahin

Iam a poet
ı was born a poet
ı feel that frommy childhood
why the storks
chatter on the chimneys
and nest there
their young beak black
their eggs catch cold in winter
ı am a poet
but sometimes ı am misunderstood
that upsets me
sometimes people scold me
why the hell you look at me
they say
do ı resemble someone
do you recognise me
ı am just a poet
ı cannot say
ı s ı t my fault
to be born poet
ı wanna write a poem about you
so ı look and try to understand
your attitude
why does this bother you
ı was born so
ı watch a little child
leaving her mother
throwing herself to the water shower
in the pool in spring
then ı ask the child to return to mother
cause she is looking eagerly looking AFTER
does not like a stranger
she does not know what a poet is too
and lives plain and direct
ı am a poet
ı wish
ı were not born so
ı long for a humble and simple life
living may be in poverty
cause understands me nobody
even the closest around me

Comments about I Am A Poet by Metin Sahin

  • (4/21/2009 7:03:00 AM)

    u really are a poet.. well done marvelous poem (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2009 10:07:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your poetry and you are indeed a poet. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 13, 2009

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