What Is a Poem?

Brilliant poem about the freedom of poetry by Pat Cegan – What Is a Poem?

Sometimes the poem rhymes
other times it does not
following rules was never
my strong suit

Poetry professors shake
their heads
but what is a poem
but one’s poor attempt
to capture the mystery of life
which defies rules anyway
so I can write what comes
and call it a poem
for who’s to say
what poetry is

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