“When I Can No Longer Write A Poem” by Roz Levine

When I can no longer write a poem
Please shoot me in the head
Leave me for dead
Let me leave the earth
Seek out a new birth
Rediscover the word
Fly off like a bird
With ashes scattered
With soul so battered
When I can no longer write a poem
Please shoot me in the head
Leave me for dead.

Roz Levine

“behind bars” Photo by

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© 2011


  1. Alexis Rhone Fancher · February 1, 2011

    Ah, yes! So perfectly put. So very true! Terrific work, as always, ma chere amie.

  2. lkthayer · February 1, 2011

    Oh Roz…I am so with you!!! You and your words are a joy to squeeze!!
    Liquid…your photos are magic. Lisa XOXO

  3. mac the knife · February 1, 2011


    powerful and to the point of a loaded piece
    hope u’ll call me before the blast off

  4. Roz Levine · February 1, 2011

    Thank you friends. I love that photo. Liquid, whoever you are in cyberspace, this poet thanks you for rendering such a great vision to her words.
    Love you, my creative friends in the universe!!!!

  5. paul mckay · February 1, 2011

    I love Guns and Rozes!

    • lkthayer · February 1, 2011

      Ha ha! Good one Paul!!
      Sent on the Now Network from my Sprint® BlackBerry

  6. matthew · February 2, 2011

    I think even after your dead, you write. POEMS.

  7. Roz Levine · February 2, 2011

    Hey Matthew,
    Myybe our ashes rise up from the sea and mountain tops, fall on the lap of a new born poet and so we create again, again and again.

  8. Marcus · February 3, 2011

    Wherever you are, I will imagine you at dawn poeting,

    Love the poem!

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