2018,  Poetry

A Poem, Perhaps?

Facebook tells me today
Is National Poetry Day
Twitter tells me October
Is Blogtober

It makes me
Wonder
How I ever
Found anything
Out
Before Social Media
(But I digress)

The two collide
And it feels like I should
Write poems
Not blogs
Today

I sometimes
Write poems
But mostly
I don’t
Write poems

I love to
Write poems
Occasionally
But I
Rarely want to

Google tells me
This years theme
Is change
But perhaps
The fact I’m
Writing this
Is change enough

(I haven’t written
A poem
Since June
And hadn’t planned
To write one
This soon)

I’ve done poetry
Workshops
Learnt
Some types
And rules

Acrostic, Haiku
Sonnet and more
Rhythm and Rhyme
Specific syllable sets

But mostly I think
A poem
Is
A poem
When the writer says

This
Is
A
Poem

A bit like
Todays blog
It’s mostly
A stream
Of
Consciousness

But maybe
If
We look at it
From an angle
And squint
We could
Maybe

Call it
A poem,
Perhaps?

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