Contemporary poetry
Leaves me agitated and confused
As I search for meaning
Through every line

I’ve no idea of what
The Author is speaking
I’ve read it and read it
Now…this is the third time!

And I still can’t make sense
Of the embedded meaning
I prefer to tightly weave it
As to leave the yarn unwound

Reaching the larger audience
With reasonable intelligence
Poetry speaks best when the point
Is not mysteriously profound

Yes, you may consider my work
“Elementary, Dear Watson”
With the meaning laid bare
On every line

But, Today’s poetry reads to me
Like a Foreign Language
Encrypted, concealed
It is for this reason, I opine

So please don’t hide it, or mask it
With verse inconceivable
For I’ve loved poetry since I first read
Bemelman’s Madeline

When I read it, I prefer to “get it”
So please stop blurring the lines
And yes…rythmical composition
Is how poetry is defined

Yes, it takes
A very clever chap …book writer
To get the point across
In Rhyme!

Author: Marie Fitts

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Writer, Dog Lover, Grated in and Grateful, Child of the Most High God!

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