Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
You just have to play it cool. You don't want everyone to know you're an amateur.
-- Shawn Mendes
This critical rhyme is putting some poet egos to test
of those established "poets", and newbies as well
as they are striving towards becoming their best
while a few of them seem to be unable to spell.
None of them being bad -- much worse I have read
as they are lining down prose into poem-like forms
some of their muses not just sick -- but also dead
while pretending that there are no poetry norms.
"Licentia poetica", or "anything goes"
seems to be their rule defying any rules
maybe would look better if in form of a prose
as for learning to be a poet, there are no schools.
I'm not a poet--aware of my limitations
so I'm merely writing some rhymed stuff
it is more like some bad poetry imitations
but for this bunch of poets I'm good enough.
They tell me rhyme is for kids, and I don't agree
otherwise you couldn't differ poetry from prose
putting a text into stanzas is all you would see
which can't be called poetry, not even close.
Shakespeare was using rhymes, it's good enough for me
and I don't compare my imitations with his classic art
but as for the rhymes, that's what I'd like to see
in all poetic pieces trying to express heart.
Poetry amateurism or number of pieces done
won't make a poet by any stretch of ambition
whereas imitating poetry can always be a fun
which is all just calling for a humble admission.
I am not called upon to play a critic of art
but I can tell a real thing from what it's not
for that I don't have to be particularly smart
thus, egos aside -- let's give honesty a shot.
© 2022 Val Karas