I have often wrung my hands
As various poems I have scanned.
What exactly is a poem?
Is what I write truly a poem?
Should it have a lyrical cadence
Or a staccato chopping style will hold credence?
Is iambic pentameter the best
Or free verse better than the rest?
Lines that rhyme are a must
Or should words be strung so, just.
What about the meaning it carries,
What if art with activism marries?
Bombastic and fancy words to bamboozle the reader
Or simple words to make it easier.
Should an earth shattering message be couched,
Or an everyday epiphany espoused?
What about prosody and poetic devices?
At the altar of creativity, rules one sacrifices!
Should a poem take a month or years to perfect,
Or a poem or two per day is correct?
What will really engage the reader,
Pandering to trends, will I be considered a ceder?
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