To be a poet is like being on morphine.
To be a poet is to feel everything so deeply, all the time.
To be a poet is to embrace the pain as much as one embraces happiness.
To be a poet is to choose pain over happiness.
Because a poem written with words dipped in the ink of pain almost always reaches deeper in the parchment,
than the one written out of joy.
To be a poet is to live your life with metaphors.
It is to give meaning to useless things and give no importance to the obvious.
To be a poet is to live with a melancholic heart.
Feel like living with cancer with a boon of immortality.
To be a poet is to tread on the rails where the train of thoughts is too scared to tour otherwise.
To be a poet is to be scared all the time.
To be a poet is to put parts of you like bread crumbs in the path and enter the foreign lands, blindfolded.
To be a poet is to blossom and wither and talk about dying but not dying.
A poet never dies.
A poet’s words float around like the wind in the sands of time,
Often buried, but not forgotten.
To be a poet is to be broke.
And rebel against the tyranny of modern times.
And then write about it.
To be a poet is to search for signs in blank spaces and feel blinded by darkness.
To be a poet is to exaggerate a lot.
Taking turns and talking about fear would be a fun activity for poets.
To be a poet is to be naked.
And let the winds of winter leave signs on your skin.
And let the hypocrisy draw scars on your face.
To be a poet is to be a passionate nerd.
A poet would take sides with pride and cry in the lap of shame.
A poet is an optimistic cynic.
To be a poet is to be a breathing paradox.
To be a poet is to feel a little bit human.
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