poets and happy endings by Bogdan Dragos

"When you no longer
see the shadow of what
kept you strong
it's time to let go."

Those would be the last words
he wrote
at the back of the notebook
he filled with thoughts
and rants
and poems

‘Thoughts That Come From
The Heart’
was the title

and the work will remain
for long after he'd
pass away

At least that was the plan

But alas,
as he gave his final breath the
cigarette rolled from his fingers
to the desk and all the way
down on the shaggy carpet

It was a matter of minutes
until the
whole room became
a snapshot from the inferno

It's almost like the gods
want to send
a message. They want to
say that poets
rarely
if ever
have happy endings

I'm starting to
believe that
more and
more as
the days pass

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    1. Yeah, that’s life for some creative people.
      You know how it is, usually those who want to make a living from their creative work are often advised to focus only on that and nothing else. That means to have no side jobs, no other means of earning a living, no plan B. It’s plan A or nothing. I don’t know how correct this approach is. All i know is that it worked for some, and it didn’t work for others…
      ( ´・_・`)

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  1. Dark thoughts, how many poet’s words are never seen?

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    1. Oh, now that’s a thought that gives me chills… ┐(゚ ~゚ )┌

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  2. Terveen Gill dice:

    Such a tragic ending. All lost with nothing left. The poet lived and died clueless.
    Lovely writing!

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    1. ( ° ͜ʖ͡°) “The poet lived and died clueless.” – that line describes the craft quite a lot :))

      Thanks for checking it out! ( ˘ ͜ʖ ˘)

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  3. That poem is vintage Bogdan Dragos, Great stuff!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Bruce! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

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