The Poem in Me

The poem in me
Wakes me
Sometimes noisily
Screaming for me to


Sometimes subtly
Whispering seductively
Teasing me by lifting skirts
Showing a taste
Opening up just a little
Till I can almost see....


The poem in me
Rises like a goddess
Regally extending thoughts
With the air of royalty
Pronouncing honours
On special holidays
I knee to receive my knighthood
My night's hooded by thoughts
Of my poem blatantly
Stalking me
Pursuing me like
I was the prey
And she
The huntress....

The poem in me
Births within me
Attached umbilically
Grown naturally
From an idea's sperm
Planted into pages womb
By phallic pen
Stroking again
And again
And again
Till I cum
To the explosive conclusion
No more the illusion
Of emotional ecstasy
But its reality.


Robert R. Gibson is a member of the League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) in Barbados and enjoys painting sensual images with his words, leading his audience into a sensory experience.  In 2011, Robert entered the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) with three poems – Luscious, Rain, and Goblet. Luscious received a silver award, and Goblet and Rain received bronze awards. He also received the Most Promising Poet award for the year. In 2012, Robert entered NIFCA again and one of his poems – Tribute – received a bronze award. He maintains a personal blog called Passion's Pleasure.


TamBrann said...

As a prose writer, I find this so relatable. When that idea hits, we jump to its calling and we write until we're fulfilled. There's no escaping from this. I love the line, "I kneel to receive my knighthood." That's when we receive the inspiration with humility. Love this piece.

CHER said...

'The poem in me
Births within me
Attached umbilically
Grown naturally'....truly this captures the feelings of a writer when the inspiration for another piece comes and wishes to be shared... good stuff Robbie G

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