As a poet,a poet must rise up and take
defense for the language's sake.
There is no rule for a poet to be bound
to punctuation laws as a merry-go-round.
As a general rule a punctuation mark
goes where ever the poet has a reason to bark.
Be careful in use a punctuation or none
to make thought and reason have onward run.
In the use of gathering all that language has
then make synopsis of what is long on jaz.
Above all make a poem sing to a thought or event,
even turn a thought to a thought within a thought.
Enable the emotions to emit uses of tiny mote.
A poet has license to aabbccdd,though childish to some,
that child has reason to chew that gum.
Be restless to author what is seen at gate
knowing that what is authored may chance debate.
Be attentative to sense and to depth of word,
maybe deeper or less than any has heard.
This the worth of a poet:
to welcome language in any port;
to strum a cadence to uncadensed beat;
to uncadence a cadenced beat;
to break the walls that stop the feet
from seek the person's person-meet.
When this small teach in skyward reach
can soar a poem with awesome verb,
there be a read to see the reed
as more than a rankly grown weed.