ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

A Matter Of Opinion. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Some people say I am perverse
because I choose to write in verse.
The kind of stories I compose.
They think I ought to write in prose.

They have the right to I suppose.
But I won’t do as they propose.
I much prefer to write in verse
Because I think there’s nothing worse

Than badly written boring prose.
That is the reason why I chose.
To concentrate on rhyming verse.
I see no reason to reverse.

My original decision
to conform to your opinion.
I do not choose to write in prose
I am convinced that I would lose.

My rhyming capability
reducing my ability.
To write my words spontaneously.
I don’t expect you to agree.

Although I am compelled to write.
You’re free to exercise your right
To read or not as you choose to.
Though I confess I hope you do.

I know I can’t please everyone.
That is something that can’t be done
By any writer though they try
A truth no writer can deny.

Your comments are of interest
they spur me on to do my best.
We can agree to disagree
on which is best quite easily.

A poet must choose poetry.
But other writers are quite free.
to share their thoughts written in prose
Because they choose to I suppose.

If you should doubt my competence.
I will not choose to take offence.
You are entitled to your view
Please remember I am too

Sunday,02 May 2010
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Comments about A Matter Of Opinion. by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (5/12/2010 2:19:00 PM)

    Beautifully written and well done. Hard to believe anyone would want you to change, your poetry is so vital and alive with wonderful imagery and passionate view.

    thanks for sharing
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  • (5/3/2010 4:31:00 AM)

    I totally agree.......... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010

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