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We can't all be Joyce Kilmer
Some poets write of beauty
While others speak of love
Some compose a sonnet
To the angels up above

Some poems are filled with phrases
Of endless lasting peace
Or maybe just a fantasy
With heroes and with beasts

Some look into the future
And have a tale to tell
Of visions and of daydreams
Of paradise and hell

Some marvel at a sunset
Or the early morning dew
The colors of a rainbow
A majestic mountain view

There’s poetry in nature
On that you must agree
I even know of one guy
Who glorified a tree

But I am not so lucky
I do not have the words
So I can only write about
The common and absurd

I do not have the talent
My poems are not that pure
They merely give my readers
A burden to endure

I wish that I could pen down
Something deep or something smart
Or maybe something special
That is sure to melt your heart

My lines are dull and lifeless
The rhymes are hard to feel
They sometimes seem forsaken
Neither relevant nor real

The rhythm is the same one
In every poem I make
The only pattern I can do
Just another sad mistake

But if you are still reading
And if you like my poems
Then I will always find for you
A place within my home

For home is where the heart is
And my heart rate is strong
When I am writing lyrics
You will not find in song

My poems may come up empty
They may seem lame and trite
Despite the time I squander
From daybreak until night

But in my heart I look for
The rhythm and the rhyme
I know that I will find it
If life will give me time

My quest I won’t abandon
This Holy Grail I seek
To write a poem that wins your heart
         ...at least until next week

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