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Oxymoron

Oh, the blessed bondage!
The thrice cursed release!
How words on the page
Are clamor and peace!
My fetters they are!
My keys to delight!
They catch me a star
Then slaughter its light.
Such villainous friends!
And amorous foes!
The ink on my hands
And blood from my nose.
Do they love me not
Or love me do they?
Both. Neither. What
Is love anyway?
Just another word
A sound, a small sigh
That rescues the world
Then watches it die.

Style / type: 
Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
How does this theme appeal to you?
Is the internal logic consistent?
Last few words: 
I have a love-hate relationship with my Muse. This is just one of many outbursts.
Editing stage: 
Content level: 
Not Explicit Content

Comments

Thank you so much! The likening of my writing to Shakespeare is one of the best compliments you could ever have given me. I am flattered and overjoyed that my own inexperienced writing reminded you of his.
Oh, definitely the getting up in the middle of the night - and the early morning.
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

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you have captured my poetic heart! Both rhyme and word-play in the same work? How absolutely delightful! Please do write a
X-mas/Christmas/Hannuka/Kwansi poem? Whatever. I do think it would be a great one! Geez.
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The question is how long can I keep it? I guess no one really knows . . .
Thank you for your compliment. It was a very fun poem to write.
I have been thinking about writing a Christmas poem, though Christmas might be one of my least favorite holidays due to memories of being sick on most of mine, so it probably won't be all sparkles-and-presents themed. We'll have to see.
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

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I agree with all above

Thankee kindly.
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

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yes, I liked your theme and wordplay as well, and of course your very own style. Much has been made of the unreliable muse, but with your wealth of ideas you don't seem to need that unreliable beastie at all. I enjoyed your write very much. Van

Now I am wondering what model this particular van might be? Hmmmm . . .
And no! Don't say such things! *looks over shoulder warily* I need my Muse more than I even know, and if she(or it) left, I would be a broken poet.
But thank you for the compliment. ;)

"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

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