To Be a Poet

By Geoff Gonzalez

To be a poet, as people know it,

Is to be terse, clever, and witty,

For your words to flow and strike with wit,

And your verses, light and flitty.

They must be graceful as a dance,

Yet catch the eye's single glance.

For if they don't, I fear alas,

The reader's test, they will not pass.

So if you think yourself a poet,

A master of words, of love, of life,

Do not hide; let people know it,

That in your life, there be no strife.