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Poet's Inquisition

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A man asked me something new
Wanted to know what i do
I said i am poet
Do you live in a forest?
I said i am bard
Do you like live in a big yard?
I am a scribe
Is that like an African tribe?
In the end i said i write very short stories
He said, do you write about any theories?
Like a cornered pup
I shut up

I could not explain
To the insults i could not complain
Seriously though
People want to know
You say you write
Do you do at night?
Do you do on canvas?
On top of cutglass?
Do you use a pen?
From the feather of a hen?
Or, like a nerd use a laptop?
Stuck indoors like a lapdog?

Your ballad does it taste like a salad?
Your sonnet comical like a bonnet?
When you write a verse
Do you necessarily wear a vest?
A bulletproof jacket?
For protection from political rackets?
The worst question,
The interrogation session
How much do you make?
Dont make the mistake
Don't answer this one
Just politely say we are done.

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COMMENTS
Deluke Muwanigwa 27 February 2021
Thank you poetess.
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Varsha M 27 February 2021
Though situation, difficult to literate the illiterate. What they know, how poetry made flow and unsaid words occupied vaccuums that can only be felt but not seen. Good good poetry. A salute for this.
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