~The Poet’s Poet~
Just when you think it’s safe to move away
You’re hit with another thought
A more profound thought
Another invention from the tomb
A hidden likeness to other poems you’ve written
All it is is a likeness nothing more
A reputation is at stake here
Twins perhaps but not identical
Allow the train of thought go down a different track
In your poem, think at all times
One line may hide the next line
It’s down to you to expose it
There are times when one word is jealous of the next
It is down to you alone to show them they belong together.
At this juncture I guess it is time to reveal
He is preaching to non-other than himself.
If poems were straight forward
This writing lark would be no fun
Reincarnations, nothing to gladden the heart
He finds reading poetry anodyne
He has at times been referred to as an ‘anorak’
As this hardly interests the reader
He should sign off, return and reread what is written.
Words wish to make it clear they are exculpated
For there are times he expatiates on subjects he knows little about.
© Chris Black. February 2019 #Poetry #amwriting #onlyforscrabble