Some say it isn’t bona fide poetry if there’s no rhyme.
This mustn’t be so, for all that’s mine
Lives on in existence without pre-governed schemes.
And hello there, what about the Facebook memes?
Poetry is walking all around us, in every which way;
Here and there it frolics, always ready to play.
Poetry is as poetry does,
A poem is everything you think it was.
No need for make-up and a new dress
To make something ostensibly beautiful from what others call a mess,
No need to have similes, metaphors, and all that stuff;
It’s disingenuous, avoiding content and theme, while remembering fluff.
I write for the sake of writing.
If I must please others, I’m only fighting
Me, myself, and I.
To write a poem, or what I consider poetry, this isn’t goodbye.
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