A Poet’s Right by Don Matthews

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OK I might not write

Top-class poetry

So what? I get a kick out

Of writing just for me

To me I’ve always thought that

Poets basically

Write poetry to please themselves

And not for you or me

But if you/me or anyone

Like what they’re writing down

Simple, trite or otherwise

We follow them around

You may think what I’ve written here

Is simple, plain and trite

So what? I’ve exercised my poet’s right

To write just what I like


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s poetry is in a class of its own. I think when we write to fit in or please others, we take away the creative uniqueness that could flavor our words. Write to express, write to share, write to explore, but write to impress? I’m unsure of that. If the words are worthy, they will make space for themselves. Do it for the want of doing it, and let words lead you on. That gut feeling is hardly ever wrong.
    Congratulations Don!

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  2. Writing is a form of self-expression, and if we keep on writing, then, we will, always, know who we are, and never get lost.

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