Poetry by Jeff Green


What should this be?

by cricketjeff on January 11, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A poem should be what you dream.
A piece of language made supreme.
Painting pictures in the mind
Prose and beauty co-refined.

It ought to flow with ease and grace
With all its parts in perfect place.
For me it also ought to rhyme,
Though not all “free verse” is a crime.

A poem’s never prose that’s snipped-
Or long words with their meaning stripped
A poem is the way, I feel,
That best makes all emotions real.

Author notes

Contest entry, has to start either “a poem should be” or “a poem should not be”