So You Want To Be A Poet

So you think you might want to be a poet
You think?
You might?
And why do you think this?
Quick decision?
Why now?
Fame and fortune?
Riches?
Easy work?
All wrong reasons my friend.

What will you write about?
Something you think a reader would like?
Wrong again.

Write for yourself, not for others
If others like it, that’s great
but they won’t always like it

If you really want to be a poet
Read, read and read some more
write for yourself
for the enjoyment of writing poetry

there is no other reason

~The Tennessee Poet~
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