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An Ode To Poetry



Let me take this time
To write about poetry
With meter and rhyme

Some say only way
That poetry be written
By meter they say

Many types of arts
Many are the styles of life
Many loves for hearts

Style can't be concrete
It grows and changes like us
Poems should be unique

If poems can't change
And all the arts stay the same
Life would be so strange

Art is so alive
With all of the emotions
Poems are life's vibes

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Submitted on October 06, 2012

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Scheme AXA BXB CXC XXX DXD XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 393
Words 82
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Lucian Tower

I began writing Lyrics, short stories, and poetry some 43-years-ago. When I was in high school, during the 60s, I met the great Robert Frost. He spoke to me about my real elementary attempts at writing and poetry. He took some time with me, after assembly hall and told me to not stop writing. Now, that I have been around the world as a USMarine, and have lived through 2-years of the Vietnam War, I still am writing. Now at 63-years-old, I am enjoying being on Poetry.com with you all. I was born 12/21/1948, in Worcester, MA. There I began trying to write lyrics at 5-years-old, on my Grandmother's piano -- this has been a life-time ambition/Hobby for me. I live now in Gallatin, TN, and I am disabled/retired from the vietnam war.This is how I move around and, hopefully, meet others of like mind/spirit. I am mostly American Indian and 4th Generation Irish in the USA. My poetry are moments, which I've seen, and lived during my life. I believe allpoetry are photos, or glimpses into moments of life. Styles have changed over the years, and it is in reading/listening to others' poems that give poets ideas and imaginations to build their own style. This is who I am, as a man, who simply loves the written arts/preforming arts. Keep on writing!Lucian Tower. more…

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