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Poetic Creation

We hunt, we peck, erase and
wear out the spell check.
We repeat, re-write, edit
until we’re a nervous wreck.

We worry about construction and rhyme.
We worry about the venomous
tongue-lashing from critics from
time to time.

who accusing us of deficiency
of poetic reason and rhythm,
But hey…
who are they to say,
what constitutes a poem?

It’s you and me that spends
the wee hours of the night,
trying to build a bridge
from mind to mind,
one poetic word at a time.

Every poem may not rhyme,
but who cares…as long as
it comes from a poetic mind.

So, have no fear…
continue to write the words
that creates a little smile
are gentle coex a tiny tear.

Jackie R. Kays


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