Monday, April 20, 2009

Poetic Wish

Its the perfect time for poetry.
I have not done anything
for the last three days
in hope of regaining my creativity

The poet can sleep for days on end
and claim that he is thinking
he is working
and the claim is true
for what is a poet
but a person trying to describe his own reflection
looking at a mirror stained by his perception

No doubt what he writes makes sense
only to him and to people like him
and to those who think it makes sense
because they see a shadow and think it is theirs

And if the poet succeeds in making fools
of thousands and thousands
he can make a living
and claim to be above all and intellectual
and people will worship him and put him
on a tall pedestal and the girls
will woo him and sleep with him
and slowly destroy his ability to
delude the world and himself that he is great.

And me, in writing this poem
am delusional
am crazy
am pure ennui
and hope this will make some girl
want to sleep with me.

by Harish Suryanarayana

PS: Inspired by Charles Bukowski's poetry

4 comments:

Mary Ray Lieu said...

Nice! Glad you like Bukowski too :)

Harish Suryanarayana said...

Thanks Ramya. Bukowski is amazing! Check out some of his work here.
http://anetka.jikos.cz/

Princess Stefania said...

:P Good luck.

Harish Suryanarayana said...

Ha! Fat chances of that happening :P