I read, today, where someone lamented:


“So where is the Challenge?

There isn’t a Challenge,

when everyone writes what ever they want.


A poem a day, in any old way:

Where’s Competition in that?”


To which, I thought, I would comment:


“It’s not Competition, but Celebration!


A poem a day, in any old way,

is a poem every day that we want.”


Competition, Cooperation –

In poetic circles, poetic thought

anapestic, iambic are forms to be sought.


Competitive Challenge, as forms they are not.

Celebration is effort where all poems are wrought.





©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn

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