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Below is the poem entitled TO WRITE A POEM which was written by poet Leonard Kleeman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I didn't intend to write a poem
I really thought I'd do a tome
and as I thought I'd take my time
I found I wrote instead in rhyme.

So, alas, what was I to do?
I wanted to write to please you too.
I took on the task of putting to verse
the things that I thought of
that wouldn't make them worse.

I wrote and I wrote and before I knew
I had 30 poems that suddenly grew.
But what should I do with so many rhymes?
Are they good enough to keep up with the times? 

I looked around and then I knew
I would put them in a book
and send them to you.

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