Usually, we write poetry
With six words on one line
And five on the other.
Why do we
Write like this,
With sentences broken down
And written in
Such a style
Has a greater impact
On the reader.
Why can’t I write like this, with sentences written in one long line, and call it poetry?
Why am I told that my poem must have a structure?
For isn’t poetry about expressing yourself?
About penning your thoughts?
Is it not writing about what you love and hate?
What you want and don’t?
Then why am I shunned and told
“No, your poem doesn’t sound good.”?
Why must I inefficaciously slice my sentences, when to me, they sound much better this way?
Why must I follow your rules when inking my feelings?
Why must I adhere to your conventions to make my poem sound ‘good’?
And I ask you,
With no depth
Call it poetry.
While, I vent my anger with extreme intensity without breaking my sentences in the way you do, but, of course, it’s not called poetry?
You call yourself a poet? A lover of poetry? And yet, you do not understand the basics of it.
Had you, maybe poetry written in this form would appeal to you, and it would sound ‘good’.
Here, I tell you, no.
No, I won’t listen to you.
No, I won’t follow the consensus.
No, I won’t rhyme or have a structure.
And no, I won’t write
I will put forward my thoughts in extended sentences, and yes, I will call it poetry.