The Poet's Lament

posted Mar 27, 2013, 3:56 PM by Kristen Gilpin   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 3:58 PM ]
Poet Laureate: TMT 2007

Title: The Poet's Lament

Author: Lord Dmitri Skomorochov
MKA: Michael Blascoe


I've writ many poems, and sung a few songs,
All for the sake of this craft that I love,
Each word that I write is another step forward,
Until I've writ everything I can think of,
But I don't sing the songs to be counted the best,
And I don't recite poems to win with my word,
I only perform them to finish the circle,
And do all I can to help make my words heard,
I'm a writer by choice, a performer by need,
To share what I've done with the people around,
If I could, I'd write songs and never perform them,
But nobody else would know how they should sound,
I'm just a man who loves dreaming and writing,
And just a performer to share what I write,
If you like my words, who cares how I tell them,
Tis only by sharing that words can be right,
But if words are my gift, then I happily give them,
And you can decide if they're worth what you've paid,
However you judge me won't stop me from writing,
My words will continue, though the music will fade.