Muse

They say that all great artists have a muse   

A person or ideal that they admire.   

Therefore at great art I must always lose   

By nothing in my life am I inspired.   

 

But I do not write poetry for tears;   

I do not want your pity or your grief.   

My interest is in the sounds one hears;   

The words themselves are my fav'rite motif   

 

I write my poems just to hear the sound   

That words make when they're perfectly arranged.   

For I believe there's power to be found   

In words: an influence unique and strange.   

 

While other poets try to use their hearts,   

I use my mind when I create my arts.   

 

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