DIY

The poem was not complete.
It did not rhyme.
And told no story.
It lacked in subject matter.
Could not even
be called New Age
or modern Art.
It could only be understood
because it had nothing to say.
But what if the reader
not the poet was at fault.
What of the messages
between the lines.
‘Go fetch them’ says the poem,
‘Complete this poem
for yourself. Let it be
exactly what you want:
A lover’s poem;
A friend’s poem;
A war poem;
A pacifist’s speech;
An example of bad grammar.
Let it not lie empty,
but fill it yourself.
What we have here
Is a poem for all occasions.
To each his own,
a poem.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s