What Makes a Poem a Poem? A Celebration of Poetic Progress

What makes a Poem a Poem? A celebration of 7,507 individual viewers and over 31,256 views (hits) on my site since September 2015

Poetic Progress

 Forgive me if these verses seem self-indulgent
I fear that may indeed become your judgment
But I simply felt the need to cry out loud
Some statistics of which I am proud

Since starting my poetic blog five years ago
I have attempted to let my writing genie flow
I make no claim to any special skill
And doubt that often my verses thrill

But I am grateful to all who have clicked on my site
And thus bring to this scribe a ray of light
And as the figures began slowly to accumulate
Such encouragement I truly did appreciate

If you have followed me over some time past
I hope my rhyming style does not leave you downcast
Most of the verses employ regular rhymes
But variants apply from time to time

I have also adorned my poems with illustrations
Perhaps these provide a little stimulation
To the senses as the words and images combine
The final effect perhaps less anodyne

Ken Fisher

See also:  A Page on Three Tyrannies

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