A Poem for Prose

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You will never find
A great dusty tome
Leather bound and fragrant
On whose spine is written
 “The Complete Poems of Trent”
No university class
Will teach my verse
No students
Hanging on every word
For I am not a poet
I pretend not to be one
I am not a poet
Yet I fill the page with lines
Flowing from my pen
Hopefully flowering with words
And meaning
I write stanza and verse
Rhythm and rhyme
I am not a poet
With prose I create my worlds
With prose I share my thoughts
It is with prose that I explore
The universe in and out
So why the verse
Why the rhyme?
Metaphor and allusion
Rhythm and flow
Imagery and openness
Poetry releases these colors
To paint my inner world
And once the colors are released
I can draw the words of my prose
A little brighter
With a little more style
And substance
I am not a poet
Yet still I write
A line or two

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Drawing by Trent P McDonald

 

6 thoughts on “A Poem for Prose

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  3. sherinsk

    am i bothering you?i tried to change my writing style of poem.
    -http://sherinchelad.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/the-sea-shore/

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, you’re not bothering me. I’ve been very busy the last few weeks so I haven’t had a lot of time to take care of my blog or read others. I looked at your poem and it’s pretty good.

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  4. sherinsk

    lovely sketch.see i always believed we all can write poems which can be seen differently or read differently by people.it is only the writing that counts right?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Sherin. I agree that everyone can write poetry. Poetry is a way to express one’s self. Typically with poetry, as opposed to “normal” prose writing, we use the tools available to show a different side of the topic. I don’t have the skill at doing this that our friend Pranita has and I never pretend to be a great poet, but practicing the techniques helps us think about how we use words.

      Thanks for the comments!

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