Dawn Slanker


Poetic Vice - Poem by Dawn Slanker

Poetic Vice

Scribble, dribble, wriggle, wretch
there he sits upon his bench
a maudlin man with mournful sighs
seeing himself through other's eyes.

He's not so green as you might think...
soused and seasoned with poetic ink.
scribble, dribble, drunk that pen
with wine and thoughts that will not end.

He calls upon his poetic muse
a substance he does oft' abuse.
Add some spirits or some ale.
He does spin a raucous tale.

Off again with pen in hand,
leader of his one man band,
writing down his liquid speech
in pursuit of what he cannot reach

©2008 Dawn Slanker


Comments about Poetic Vice by Dawn Slanker

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (7/8/2008 11:15:00 AM)

    An awesome piece of work (Report)Reply

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  • (7/6/2008 12:34:00 PM)

    That pretty well sums it up! Excellent composition. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (7/5/2008 11:35:00 PM)

    the voices by the poetics still flows
    as the scarlet red whirs by the wine..........wonderful thought yet ingenious green, well penned,10+, thanks for sharing
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  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (7/5/2008 10:35:00 PM)

    This one has come out very well with good rhythm and rhyme...my 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 11, 2008


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