The Dilettante

To no one in particular,

but everyone out loud

 

What you portend as Poetry,

should never make you proud

 

The words are so revealing,

of what’s not inside your head

 

Your heart lies soundly sleeping,

there forever in your bed

 

The words you do disservice,

as the rhyme you then defame

 

The couplets maimed and slaughtered,

with free verse then just the same

 

With your voice not flat or tinny,

maybe you should try to sing

 

Because verse as you now write it

—is a bee that cannot sting

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

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