Keeping Things Simple

I used to write

Using fancy words

Believing at the time

That this is what made poetry great

Yet in truth

My writing was anything but

For what use are such words

If I cannot shape them


So now I write

Using only the words

That I need to get my point across

No unnecessary language

I keep it short

(though not always sweet)

But concise and terse

For I’ve no more need for flamboyance

When writing in verse



  1. Totally share this sentiment. When I look at some of the poems or poetry I wrote in the beginning they were ‘verbose’ and so convoluted. I mean they sometimes still are but now they’re more my own voice. Like. The way I would speak or think. 🤔 Great post

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