Is Poet A Lunatic? Poem by asma bahrainwala

Is Poet A Lunatic?

Rating: 4.4

“A poet is a lunatic—
Beware! ”
This is what I encounter
Each day.

People have a difficulty
Accepting the fact
That creative people are

These people who mock at me
Hurt me real bad.
God! Why don’t they understand?
I am not a lunatic; I am not mad.

Mary X 06 September 2006

I enjoy your expression.. especially in the finish, that's what makes me love this little poem - the ending. Sums the whole thing up perfectly. I am a lunatic and I am mad.. ashame.

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Nalini Hebbar 06 September 2006

there is a little madness in every human mind...that is what makes them nalini

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Preeti - is here! 06 September 2006

Hey We are not mad, we are special people, else in whose world would stars wink at lovers and trees will symbolize families. enjoyed this lil' poem! Preets

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Prasanna Kumari 19 September 2006

poets are just ordinary people.i dont feel any difference between before and after writing poems bcos i started witing at 50, now it is only 5years.but people, even my friends keep a distance after i started writing.the only difference is that they are blessed with the power of creation.when will they understand this.. nice poem

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Peter A. Crowther 27 September 2006

Nice one but why not accept being mad?

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M Asim Nehal 11 May 2021

Good to be lunatic than not to be a poet...

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James B. Earley 12 August 2008

A poet is not a lunatic.......just a wee bit touched! But....are not we all?

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Abha Sharma 21 April 2008

your poems directly connect the poet to the reader...poets are more sensible for they can pen their emotions which otherwise are left unattended by the commom person.... a nice gesture..for poet is NOT MAD...

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Udit Kumar Sahoo 12 April 2007

nice write.i am reminded of a Shakespear's poem where it says the poet.the lunatic and the lover are of made of the same stuff. yes, to some extent, Asma, poets look at things differently because of their possessing, what is called, a 'fevered imagination '.The poet can only see 'beauty in an Egypt's brow '. ...udit.

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Andrew mark Wilkinson 26 February 2007

What a great way to look at peoples reaction to being a poet... asma they make you feel like you are doing wrong... You know what they say, only another poet really understands a poet...10

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