To Be A Poem

If to be a sonnet is to be vain, then to be a sonnet is to be a friend. 

If to be a limerick is to be laughed at, then to be a limerick is to be a child. 

If to be a haiku is to be unnoticed, then to be a haiku is to be the elderly. 

If to be an acrostic is to be childish, then to be an acrostic is to be a parent. 

If to be an epic is to be unreal, then to be an epic is to be a celebrity. 

If to be free verse is to be messy, then to be free verse is to be a teenager 

 

because to be a sonnet is also to be adored

to be a limerick is to be playful

to be a haiku is to be wise

to be an acrostic is to be safe

to be an epic is to be fantastic

to be free verse is to be free.

 

If to be a poem is to be both rotten and whole,

then to be a poem is to be human.

Posted in response to the challenge Spring: Writing Contest.

GertietheGremlin

VT

15 years old

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