The Having of Something To Say

What makes a poet?

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The Having Something To Say
by Michael Doyle

Sitting here in the middle of a think
Mentally stumbling slipping toward brink
Wondering what it is that makes a poet
Certainly certain that I don't know it

I think it's the having of something to say
For some reason that seems very right today
It's more than finding two words that rhyme
That strikes me as some sort of artistic crime

Then I hear another bad poem drone on and on
Finding myself wishing I was already gone
Suddenly realizing there's something to prose
And blank verse is like that another named rose

Perhaps better as an essay if properly constructed
But grammar is more often than not a bit destructed
As so many prefer to rant and rave bravely aloud
It strikes me as a wonder how it makes them proud

Bragging on writing things that come across lewd
I'd say write what you know but that seems rude
So I quietly listen and pretend it's worth praising
As I hope to myself that no one sees my eyebrows raising

(c) June 6, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved





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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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