Although I’m not academic I’m good at Arts & Crafts.
I’m master of none but I’m determined to be –
Mistress of my own designs:
Craft finesse, Arty? – Yes!
Hobbies I can do
Show and tell, shyness hell
enjoy creations new
It’s not a scam, or formal exam
critics only, I can plan
a way through lack of
It’s not cheating judged
on homework comprehension
Doing what’s fulfilling
a need academically
Grammatically challenged senses
Decoding needed heeded
idioms’ vernacular mysteries
go right hand-in-glove
into what’s left bare
Tense, conjunctions, predicate
Seeing was believing
now believing what you see
A cynical stance
will not advance
as quickly as Philosophically.
I want to know:
Is ALL Poetry only judged by
it’s governing acknowledged forms
and/or by a Critic’s personal biased agenda?
The critiques I paid for where all horrendous.
We get fed up with the same one word titles!
We hate centered poems!
We can’t scan them, so they make no sense!
Don’t use words we mightn’t be familiar with
We don’t want to have to look them up!
You’ve set them out neatly!
(Having been a picture framer
in an Art’s & Craft shop helped me there)
I think I overwhelmed her by enthusiastically sending in 14 to be judged and critiqued.
I’m so glad I paid for the critiques, otherwise I wouldn’t have found out
I was wasting my time and money.
For my own peace of mind I need to know if she was right!
I only like writing in the way I’ve forged for myself.
I mind-map my thoughts as I write them down in rhyme.
If they’re not classed as poetry I need to know.
(Everyone had to learn Nursery Rhymes,
but I can’t call them that.
I do call them mind-mapping in rhyme?)
I’ve found them so useful knowing what I think.
They give me a voice so I can interact on line
instead of just leaving a like.