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definition (poetry 101 for me)

you are not required to
write the absolute truth
but there must be truth imbedded
in your meanings
even if its embellished
by your word choices
something of you and your real life
something to reach out and grab the reader
with its long sharp claws

this is what poetry is
he explained

that is how I listened
to the message
to the meaning I assigned it

in each poem
I have written
is a piece of me
grabbing at the reader
it does not beg for attention
life does that for those who see
the details

I have merely learned to describe them
doing it the singular way I do

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