in defence of my penchant towards prose

by richibi

                                                                                                                                          in defence of my penchant towards prose

the problem with poetry ‘s the rhyme,
it takes the seriousness out of the line,
it distracts from its meaning
giving bounce to the reading
forfeiting too much, I think, of the mind
not that I don’t like rhythm
but it shouldn’t supplant my mission
of putting the point, the more pertinent point,  
I believe, ahead of often more frivolous composition
                                                                                                                                        forgive then my impertinent prose,
I really don’t mean to oppose,
but I think it’s my lot,
to declare my thought
with less verse
than straightforward opinion