To Write a Poem by Michael Healy
Is there a magic to writing a poem, or what is the way?
How do you set to write a poem,
I have often wondered?
Well, you could start with the title.
But, no, the theme should come first,
I suggest that is really vital.
Then note what you may want to say,
But how are you to do it?
I like my poems to have a rhyme,
Though that is not essential
But poems without a rhyme, can be detrimental
For the message to your reader
May be confused and even weaker.
Some poets have a magic touch
Whose work is really captive
Their poems conjure in the mind
More than simple words may find
And so their effect is just sublime.
So when you have some free time
Get pen and paper and write a line
Choose your subject and have a go
To write a poem; you never know,
You just might be……. another Edgar Allan Poe