Francis Duggan

I Thank Them For Their Advice - Poem by Francis Duggan

To those who advise me to give rhyming away
Since for doing it i never receive any pay
I thank them for their advice and to them then say
I hope to be rhyming on my life's final day
I never write rhymes for money and fame
And that mine should be a well known literary name
In the twilight of my life at eleven years and three score
I write rhymes for enjoyment and little else more
I never refer to myself as a poet
I leave such a title to those who feel worthy of literary note
To my higher self i can only try to be true
I leave it to others to praise me if they believe praise is my due
Since i wrote my first rhymes many Seasons to time have gone
But true to my calling i keep on rhyming on.

Topic(s) of this poem: advice

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

from 'rhymeonly'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2018

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