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Not Feeling in Shade of Some "Real" Poets: A Rhyme with Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.

-- Jim Morrison

I am so often joking about my "inferior" writing

making others feel like some masters of pen

as they find writing their poetry so exciting

calling themselves poets again and again.

In reality though -- that poetry is but a prose

that's only being put into some stanzas form

while Shakespeare used rhymes, as all know

and so many true poets made it a poetry norm.

Thus if you took out of stanzas that poetizing

it wouldn't sound at all like some poetry stuff

the only question is about their not realizing

that calling something a poetry isn't enough.

Now talking about myself, I do like what I write

and it's often better than much of what I read

but it doesn't swell into some creative delight

as if to try nurturing some writer's ego need.

I play some guitar -- but a guitarist I am not

I make oil pictures, not an artist to be called

so here I go with all these rhymes quite a lot

but I'm just a playful hobbyist, retired and old.

No, I am not raining on anyone's parade

just saying how I see my writing hobby as fine

and I don't really feel one bit in some poets' shade

but I'll forever keep making fun of each of my written line.

There are many shades of amateurism

with mine still being presentable enough

and unless viewed through a distorting prism

it looks more like literary wheat, not like a chaff.

Being merely my own version of a satirical dude

I see differently -- both my and others' creation

we all write inspired by our own creative mood

rhymes or not, it's up to everyone's perception.

© 2022 Val Karas

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