Have I plagiarised?
Sometimes it is hard to fathom
Where ideas for poems come from
I sit and wonder when I write
Is there a similar poem on this site?
Or anywhere in the stratosphere
It at times fills me with dreaded fear
Wondering about plagiarism
But well fit for any criticism
If it turns out that I have sinned
You have my permission to have it pinned
On the wall of poetry for all to see
But with a chance to make my plea
It would be hard to prove for any author
That words borrowed were words sought for
To kick start a written piece
So as the mind can be at peace
You can be contented with the piece you’ve penned
Round it off in a proper manner by finishing it the words
C. J. Black
14th March 2013.