Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to I speak truth & I'm hated

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Once again, you have filled the page with powerful emotion and a raw kind of honesty that is both touching and compelling.  The poem has a very fine rhythm, as well.  I'm a little turned off by the word "thou" thinking "you" would work just as well and not stand out in a kind of confusing way – since your poem is not written in an old English format.  Also, I find "amour" a bit jarring – as it seems, as a reader coming to your poem with no background into your relationship, out of place.  You certainly have all the instincts of a poet!  – Susan</p>


Original Post by Riya Jaiswal

I speak truth & I'm hated

<p><em>I count my mouth ulcers which</em></p>
<p><em>multiplies everytime the</em></p>
<p><em>truth is not spoken</em></p>
<p><em>my emotions are there to vent</em></p>
<p><em>not a topic for you to debate</em></p>
<p><em>i speak truth</em></p>
<p><em>for which I'm hated</em></p>
<p><em>I don't speak at all</em></p>
<p><em>for which I'm hated</em></p>
<p><em>I hide the truth</em></p>
<p><em>for which I'm hated.</em></p>
<p><em>I'm awed, do you posses</em></p>
<p><em>warehouses full of hatred?</em></p>
<p><em>or a heirloom you inherited?</em></p>
<p><em> </em></p>
<p><em> </em></p>
<p><em>cease asking me to say</em></p>
<p><em>when you aren't all ears</em></p>
<p><em>cease asking me to stay</em></p>
<p><em>when you are always leaving</em></p>
<p><em>you'd shout at me for being mute</em></p>
<p><em>What pleasure thou</em></p>
<p><em>get from noise?</em></p>
<p><em>I'm not your doll</em></p>
<p><em>I'll wail if you'd ask me </em></p>
<p><em>to halt crying</em></p>
<p><em>been rebelling all my life</em></p>
<p><em>From people like you </em></p>
<p><em>From people like me</em></p>
<p><em>Who allowed you to </em></p>
<p><em>Point at my choices</em></p>
<p><em>It's not my problem, but yours amour</em></p>
<p><em>What qualifies you </em></p>
<p><em>to deserve my kindness?</em></p>
<p><em> </em></p>