Treasure Island

ALEXANDRA AKAAKAR


Poetic definition


A poem is not a human being
That can be killed at just a whim
A poem is something that’s worth seeing
It can be long or short and dim

A poem is not a dictionary
It does not always have a meaning
It could be real or fictionary
But that does not make it demeaning

A poem is like a coloring book
But you don’t have to stay in line
Just branch and from the outside look
You’ll see the words all intertwined

A poem is anything, it’s magic
Trying to define it defies all logic
A poem is sneaky, it requires justice
A meeting of audience and poet, armistice

Submitted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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