TRYING TO MATTER

 

Words! Are what I subconsciously mutter
Verses! Are what I consciously utter
Poems! I voice out without a stutter
They amount to nothing but poetic clutter
And quickly begin to meltdown like butter
Leaving me to scrape and fend from the gutter
Reduced to a useless ranting poet, a nutter
While watching my dreams as they slowly shutter
Still I write and write to make my poetic voice matter

The poetry sites and groups that I spatter
With poetic juices from my poetry’s platter
Trying to make some noise loud poetic clatter
Hoping someday my works will make me grow fatter
And keep my pockets from getting much flatter
So I wonder to myself will it be the former or the latter
Will they prove to be more than just poetic chatter?
Or am I trapped like a rat in the snares of a ratter
Still I write and write to make my poetic voice matter

In this treacherous road I’m just a lone rider
Trending through life as my own guider
In the realms of success I’m still an outsider
Working desperately to become an insider
To make my poems grow wings that spread wider
To make them take to the skies then soar like a glider
To regain control of my life, be my own destiny decider
And become a great poet an inspiration provider
So I write and write to make my poetic voice matter

I must escape from this web of fate’s deadly spider
Let God be my witness and my journey presider
I must take giant steps of a determined poetic strider
I will not let fears be me and my destiny divider
Or heed the mocking words or any doubtful chider
With no one to give me counsel or be my confider
To the task at hand I devote myself as a strict abider
I will not give up or dare look back or be a back slider
So I write and write to make my poetic voice matter

Bernard Owor
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