11.7 Daily Poem Challenge #30

I am using the daily prompts provided on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog on writersdigest.com


ON BEING TOLD WHAT TO THINK AND WRITE EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH TO THE POINT THAT I AM SO SICK TO DEATH OF BEING BOSSED AROUND AND I’M NOT TAKING THIS ANYMORE AND IT ENDS NOW…UNTIL I GET EXCITED FOR IT AGAIN IN APRIL…ALSO, SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAYS, YEAH?

for Robert Lee Brewer

They say a poet at twenty is just merely twenty
not even in proximity yet to being considered
a poet.

I read the lines that I wrote then that represent me
and indeed I was my age, though I most certainly
didn’t know it.

It’s easy to judge my young self, and resent me
when I was always only telling and totally unaware
of how to show it,

but even the most majestic victory gardens of plenty
must be cut many times so that the master gardener
can grow it.

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