Francis Duggan

So Many Poems - Poem by Francis Duggan

So many poems have been written in the World this day
Many millions at least at a guess I would say
Of senryu and haiku and blank verse and rhyme
But how many of them will stand the test of time?
The different styles of poetry one ought not to compare
But good poems like good poets have always been rare
What is a good poem to you may not be so to me
Or then vice versa as the case may be
Though many lay claim to the title of poet
And like to be looked on as worthy of note
Out of millions of writers good poets only few
I am not saying here anything that is new
Out of millions of writers only few make the grade
Though everyone is needed in the wordsmith trade.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2009

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