My Poetic Advice
I heard that you may want to write down a rhyming verse
But are afraid it is not good enough or is perhaps too terse,
Listen up, buttercup, and let me share this news with you
It is unlikely to bring you fame, but if this what you must do.
The satisfaction of writing a litany of poems is a pot of gold
Ever reminiscing about your youth while you daily grow old,
Why should your library not contain a book that you wrote?
It takes courage to put down on paper that which you emote.
Just like recipes that will get better with the passage of time
The juiciest ideas that are birthed will be fruit upon the vine,
If you write only sparsely, the full flavor may never be known
Are the photos like parsley, decorating the pages to be sown?
Lady poet, are you waiting for someone to give you permission?
Take a step out in faith, for I tell you this is your own decision,
Even if you are never called a muse, maestro, bard or an intuit
My best and most blessed advice on writing is simply to do it!
Written by Gary Cox 01/29/2021...to God be the glory