Some say that poetry is best
when taken in small doses.
That poets are all suffering
from strange, bizarre psychoses.
Some say that they were taught
at school to play around with words.
But learning to compose by rote
is strictly for the birds.
Taught to be a poet?
I don’t think it can be learned.
To gain the muse of poetry
is something that is earned.
Through your life’s experiences,
you absorb it by osmosis.
And find that you can rhyme a word like
Nick Spargo writes poetry, short stories and monologues. He has been published extensively and has won a number of prizes with his work. He lives in the South-West of England.