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.

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