POETRY – RHYMING – POETRY WRITING

I try and will words upon my page

It seems somewhat absurd

To try poetry at my age

But that’s not what I’ve heard

 

I asked my son the writer

How in the world to start

He said you need to be a painter

Because poetry is an art

 

I ask if it should rhythm

It seems like such a habit

He said not all the time

Like now, habit rhythms with what? Rabbit

 

But as a novice I want to

It has such a fun beat

Trying something new

Writing straight is such a feat

 

So although this poem is an example

Of exactly what not to do

It’s a blaring sample

Of poems from you know who

And in closing, I just want to say

You may not think I’m a poet

Not in any way

I agree and damn well know it

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

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