Jeffrey Pipes Guice

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A Real Poet

How many poems must a poet write...
Before one becomes a real poet...
And who is the judge that judges a poem...
Does a poet need your approval to show it...

What if a poem stirs a sensitive emotion...
What if a poem makes one wonder aloud...
What if a poem makes one smile or cry...
What if a poem makes one feel especially proud...

Some poems stay forever in our hearts...
Some poems are to be sung as a song...
Some poems are meant to share a deep feeling...
Some are meant for us to sing along...

Not all poetry gets to be published...
Some poetry books never get sold...
Not all poets die rich and/or famous...
Some poets just keep writing and get old...

I write poetry because I enjoy it...
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be a good poet...
But I know you read this entire poem...
And now the two of us both know it...

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My Wonder Years: A Book
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