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When I think in terms of verse
How come mine always sounds worse
Than those who write around me

I try hard to make it rhyme
And good poetry takes time
It’s more than a written plea

I am learning proper style
Use my words to make you smile
It’s hard work, this symmetry

Poets paint pictures with words
Their meanings soaring like birds
I enjoy the mimicry

Follow others’ examples
And submit my own samples
Hope someone likes what they see

Now caught in poetry’s thrall
I try to give it my all
A poet I long to be!