Poem Problems

February 1, 2011
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I need to try
to write a poem
that follows rules.

I don't know what
all the rules are
except a few.

I know rhythms;
I don't know rhymes;
I don't know types.

I've heard of some
like haiku or
sonnets, ballads.

But I am not
good with strict rules;
I like to flow.

No matter how
hard I try, I
can't fit in molds.

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Ishihara39 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm
Very true. I don't think poetry should fit a type, either. As long as it carries an emotion and feels a certain way.
snowleopard100 said...
Apr. 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm
nice and unique; definitely a strong poem. Keep it up
dark_armor1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 6:33 am
wow i really like this poem. i love the concept! good job!
Ducttape.isnt.tear.proof said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 12:09 am
I really like this :)
P03tryPunk said...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm
oh my god!! haha i love this poem!! this sounds as if you took me and put me on paper lol...thats exactly how i am lol great poem!!!
Basketball23 said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 7:38 am
I think this is a very creative piece of work.  Great job!
timeformetofly7 said...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm
haha :D i totally love this!! i love how it shows personality.. Awesome poem.
Coffee said...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm
I liked this poem, it was kind of interesting that it was a poem about how you didn't know how to follow the rules of writing a poem. I thought it was unique and pretty good. :)
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