what is a poem?



A poem is defined as expressive language. It is an art form that allows for free verse. Poems are musical and rhythmic and uses sounds and imagery to convey meaning. Poems use metaphors and similes and they can create a very intimate conversation between the poet and the reader.


The following is a poem about poems.


Poems are words a poet collects


to convey messages hard to forget


or to tell a truth so there are no regrets.




Poems are stored in the heart and soul


of poets waiting for their muses to call


Poems flow like rivers through the mind


and words can be sweet and sometimes unkind




And if there is a cause


that needs to be fought


A poem can manage


and never be caught


without a deep thought


to stimulate thinking


elevate the spirit,


and comfort the soul.




A poem is created with lots of care


A poet knows


no coincidence there


the words embrace


emotions and fears


to make us so happy


we can burst into tears




What is a poem?


you tell me.


for me it’s all that I see


smell, hear, taste


and touch


and everything life offers me


that I love so much.




By Melba Christie (c) 2013






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