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Author Name: Freepoematic 10 Comments
Date Added: June 04, 2013 04:06:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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“You Can’t Fake It - - You Have To Walk Naked”

  "You Can’t Fake It - - You Have To Walk Naked”

  What is inside, it must come out

  What is it you feel, you shouldn’t conceal

  What is it you think, let out, use more ink


  You are a poet,


  You can’t fake it;

  And have to walk naked.


"Works  of  art  make  rules;  rules  do  not  make  works  of  art"

 - Claude  Debussy

Author's Notes:

The title was taken from a poetry discussion about W. B. Yeats _a great Irish poet_ on BBC radio 4, 20th May 2013

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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 16, 2013 05:19:30 PM Report
How did I ever miss this...Brilliant!! *****

We need a new poem soon... Hugs ~ India
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on June 20, 2013 02:52:31 PM Report

Dean this is an absolutely true comment about what poetry is about, making sacrifices upon the altar of truth. Not nneessariily literal truth - Plato said that poets were all liars, and so we are but poetically constructed lies reveal the underlying truth.


W H Auden inhis Memorial to Yeats wrote:-

          Follow, poet, follow right
To the bottom of the night,
With your unconstraining voice
Still persuade us to rejoice;

With the farming of a verse
Make a vineyard of the curse,
Sing of human unsuccess
In a rapture of distress;

In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountain start,
In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise.



Comment By: FreeMoonStar on June 5, 2013 05:50:42 PM Report

Now This I truly liked!!! Simple lines, powerful words, fantastic meaning... Your pen is mighty indeed Dean.. You are a POET! And with each piece we wait patiently and relish each and every line like it is the last supper we are about to be served. Write on my friend..


Moonie xx

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on June 5, 2013 08:24:19 AM Report

It's true that a poet exposes more and more of himself/herself with each poem written.

Fears, dreams, love, and loss are just some of the parts of ourselves put down on paper for the world to judge.

Fantastic poem Dean, you penned it well.


Comment By: Freenoah count on June 5, 2013 12:15:08 AM Report
Absofuckinglutely.  Well said.

Comment By: Freeleahlopez on June 4, 2013 05:55:32 PM Report


Tremendous straight-to-the-point poem. I have waited for this entry for a while now and believe me, it was worth it. It is great how little words can say and mean so much. 

Excellent write Dean.



Comment By: FreeKatie on June 4, 2013 05:37:13 PM Report
Very true, wonderfully written. Katie

Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on June 4, 2013 11:28:08 AM Report
Cleaver title! Perfect example of more being said with less. Loved it Dean! Brian
Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on June 4, 2013 09:14:44 AM Report
So very true Dean, thanks for this wonderful piece.
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on June 4, 2013 07:07:03 AM Report
No truer words Dean, a poet bares their very soul when they write.   Henry


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