We Write Poems had a prompt to “Write a poem about writing a poem.” This one is a reposting, because I don’t believe I can outdo this one.
by Mike Patrick
Each poem grows from little vines
attached to heart and soul.
Fermented into finest wines
with age and theme control.
With rhyme and verse, format is set,
and tempo holds the pace.
Word-choice demands must be met;
maintaining style and grace.
Through subtle use of word and phrase
the reader soon will find,
the deepest truth or latest craze
is quickly brought to mind.
But poets fail to reach that goal,
unless the writing’s real.
The only thing they can convey
is what they truly feel.