You will not be trusted


You will not be trusted


The gilded heart of a poet
historically rife with
treacherous romantic
notions spilling blood
colored secrets onto pages
whipping hearts into
frenzied gasps and
hand-wringing rages
from towers on high

Oh how you deceive us
for the sake of what —

Truth? which is fickle by
the least of good standards
apt to fly like a flock
of fetid city pigeons
flapping wings against
history and the whispering lips
of stalwart legions!

Sifting through crowded
gutters, and books for
artifacts of life,
suppositions of existence
soliloquies of cheer
contrived from falsehoods
Poets too far removed
to recognize your words
have no authority here!


Sandy Knight, 2019, All Rights Reserved

Published by Sandy Knight

Sandy Knight is a poet, photographer, musician, writer and author of the forthcoming books "You're Never Too Old To Be Notorious" a collection of short stories, and "Collect Yourself" a book of poetry.  Knight is a veteran of US Navy and The National Park Service, and holds a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University, St Louis. When she's not traveling with her spouse, she resides in Northwest Arkansas where her neighbors might see her out on the front porch doing anything from roasting organic coffee beans to playing the banjo.

2 thoughts on “You will not be trusted

  1. Whoa! Come on now, Sandy! Yes to this:

    “suppositions of existence
    soliloquies of cheer
    contrived from falsehoods
    Poets too far removed
    to recognize your words
    have no authority here!”

    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. It gave me quite a rush reading it. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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