Poetry Corner: The Poetry in a Biography 


Biography meanders its way

Through the geography

Of the life well lived

And through the topography

Of the life lived behind closed doors

Biography lives on metaphors


Biography highlights the landmarks

And the hallmarks

Even the trademarks

That brought that fame

Leaving out the drawbacks

That brought that shame

Biography adds to the paradox


Biography is biography

Auto-piloted or not

Biography is biography

Piloted through a stenographer or not

Oh the biographer’s euphemism

The stenographer’s sarcasm


Biography lives on

Long after the biographer expires in transition

Biography speaks on

Long after the stenographer retires the alliteration


Biography lives on

Long after the biological demise

Biography leans on poetry

So long after the comedy ends in a tragedy

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