Poetry – Memo to self

a rhymer’s style is one that’s neat
following form and counting feet
free-versers claim their way is better
no need to follow to the letter
some poems only seem to ramble
endless screeds all in a tangle
esoteric styles depress me
grandiloquence just don’t impress me
so what’s the best thing I can do
(the point of this iambic stew)
– read those I love and worry less
write from the heart, not to impress

2017 © Lesly Frances Finn

3 thoughts on “Poetry – Memo to self”

  1. Thank you, Dean. I have only been writing since October so I have a lot to learn, but one thing I have learned already is that there is a lot of snobbishness over style and content!! I like to try out different forms and subject matter so who knows?

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