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How to Write a Poem
You have set to me a task,
How to write a poem, you ask.
It really isn’t very hard
You don’t have to be a bard.
First you have to have a thought,
(This can be harder than it ought.)
Then you turn it round about,
Upside down and inside out.
In the sand a cactus grows.
Thriving in the desert is the cactus.
Find a rhythm, look for a rhyme,
Don’t rush it now, take your time.
After you have found your pace,
Let your mind wander around in space.
A blazing sun shines in the desert sky.
A classic pose with arms upraised.
Don’t give in, or admit defeat,
Pull it together nice and neat.
You’ve got a couplet, a stanza or two.
You’ve written a poem! Hooray for you!
The desert bakes a fragile seed;
A place to grow its only need.
A patch of shade, a drop of dew
The only solace that it knew.
The saguaro rises, oh, so slow.
A century passes, it rises high
Reaching up to touch the sky.
The cactus like a statue stands;
Arms upraised, a classic pose;
In its shadow stand two crows.