Monday, October 8, 2018

The Poet

The Poet by Jeff Oliver


My mindset is
unpredictable
my ink is the same
as it flows on each solid
line
many think I am insane
writing down my memories
writing down my change
from the man that I used to
be
to the man I am today
writing about my family
writing about my past
writing about my demons
within my shattered hour
glass
 as my hair begins to gray
and my skin begins to wrinkle
my ink serves the purpose
of connecting with the
people.

I am the poet
I chase a dream
I write my happiness
I write my horrible dreams
I write my tears
my joy
my love
my fears
I am the poet
and I write it for you clear
imaginary monsters
real beasts as well
I am the poet
writing my heaven and hell.

I reach down deep inside
my soul
to bring a story to you
I hold the Ace of spades
I will never fold
my dreams are written
between the lines
and can be seen in my
eyes
my heart and body flow
through each of my rhymes
ravens, demons, monsters
brothers, mothers, fathers
angels love and purity
I’m writing for the world to see
not just for me.

I am the poet
I chase a dream
I write my happiness
I write my horrible dreams
I write my tears
my joy
my love
my fears
I am the poet
and I write it for you clear
imaginary monsters
real beasts as well
I am the poet
writing my heaven and hell.

A misfit amongst
a world of control
escaping the nightmares
gripping hold
explaining my triumphs
expressing my fears
changing my stories
releasing my tears
opening my mind
losing track of time
the hourglass has
shattered
and it’s all on the line
my words are written
to set me free
the ink on the paper
is how I bleed
how I love
how I laugh
forgetting all my troubles
working for the future
shattering the past.

I am the poet
I chase a dream
I write my happiness
I write my horrible dreams
I write my tears
my joy
my love
my fears
I am the poet and I write it for you clear
imaginary monsters
real beasts as well
I am the poet
writing my heaven and hell


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Jeff Oliver was born on April 6th, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland. After his family moved to southern Pennsylvania, he found the perfect outlet for his adolescent emotions; through writing poetry. Jeff’s emotional outlet of poetry appears in MICROAGGRESSION THEN & NOW By Creative Talents Unleashed, he also appears In Glomag each month, published by Glory Sasikala out of India. Jeff’s vivid, no hold’s back style of writing brings you in and threatens to never let you go. Currently a Stay at Home Dad, Jeff is raising five children that live with him and his beautiful wife Jennie in New York. He also has two older children that live in southern Pennsylvania. Jeff’s family is everything to him, and they are what fuels his lifelong passion with poetry. One of his favorite lines that has flowed from his pen is: “I will always take in what I have, the past is shattered…with the vision in the glass.”

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