Border Control

Border Control

I am a poet

Or have you forgotten?
 
I live within hyperbole:
 
what I express
that is what I sense
 
What I feel is
truer
than dry facts
 
Just because I'm fragile
--have one less layer of skin--
does not make my utterances
any less correct
 
They are what I experience
 
My rocky isle is lined with the extrasensory
 
If your yacht can't dock on the edge of my horizon,
 
if you're lens can't capture my southern lights, then...

perhaps you don't deserve to own a yacht or a drone?

...
Go back to the mainland!

Stay upon your glacial shore;

and leave me alone

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al Bikaadi

Thanks Marion,
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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A Lonely Journey

Hey al, 
Beautifully penned, my friend. Really fantastic. 
I'm glad I stopped by, you're a fine writer. 

M. 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Al....I think what we feel that is expressed as poets is much more important than what the world views as truth....Self expression is so important and a poet's job is to show the world a different view through heart to pen...Great metaphorical write.  xo  ;) 

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al Bikaadi

Thanks Cherie,
I concur... When the role played by the bard is silenced, it is to society's detriment; they only get one side of the coin. Perhaps even only the hard cover of the book of life, without any pages in between 😜
 

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lodigiana

I am sorry not to have had time to read more of your splendid work! but that will be remedied. What a liberating view of self assertion you have created here..splendid! Lodigiana x

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al Bikaadi

Thanks Lodigiana, I'm not sure that you'll find that many other splendid poems---it's a bit hit and miss (lol)---but I am really glad you liked this one ❤

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charlotte

Interesting engaging write , I'm liking this ) 

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D'angelo Porter

Congrats on first place for the November competition, you really deserve it! Incredible piece of work!
 

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