A Definition, A Story and Poems

Society gave me a definition;

I created a story with poetry…

I had stage fright;

yes, I was shy…then society

defined my persona and an

image was established

—I ran with the idea; creating

a story of my life with poetry,

and only I will tell it best.

The beginning felt surreal, but

never a doubt in my mind I

would become the SoulCritic

poet of our time and generation.

[I recall being the featured poet

for two years in a roll…]

Today I am featured in the Inner

Ear Poetry Jam in Fresno, and the

Loud Mouth Poetry in Visalia;

a friend from high school told me,

“Oh, so you stuck with that!”

”THAT?” he probably meant poetry!!

Anger and hate were my first

inspirations and the influence of high

powered drugs, never a junkie, might

of overdose, but I don’t recall.

Today my environment inspires me,

including you the audience.

These pages I bleed my life on have

become my haven, my soft asylum,

and purgatory to all my unwritten

poems; in between those poems there

are a few love letters never given.

My life is an open book with missing

pages—the darkest years are haunting

memories now; at times they reminisce

with me… again.

Define me as a poet and storyteller;

I create passion with nouns, verbs, and

pronouns (words)  

Author's Notes/Comments: 

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nightlight1220's picture

a love letter never given is

a love letter never given

is much better than a love letter never written,

but time plays a part that only the gods can control... 

oh please oh please soul critic poet, 

n'er stop bearing your soul!!! 


as usual, i love this piece of yours... <3 



...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


Morningglory's picture

:) And some of us are

:) And some of us are grateful that you do. Nice to read you again Sergio! 

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SoulKritiC's picture


Thank you, hope all is well!! :)