Poem: Storyteller

I should’ve been a poet
At this late stage,
Instead of losing myself
In stories—
Other people’s stories—

Not the ones
That excite my imagination
But bore a hole in my life,
That nothing
But another escape
Can fill.

And so I am a storyteller,
Silent with more words
Than anyone wants me to speak.
Storytellers need someone
To listen;
Poets need only whisper to themselves.

 

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5 thoughts on “Poem: Storyteller

  1. Thank you so much for liking one of my recent posts. That means alot to me, given that you are so talented with the written word. Keep up the good works. I look forward to following your posts.

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