To be a poet
one must be so emotional;
Well, not necessarily.
We're only really capable
of understanding feelings
And investigating our emotions.
It doesn't mean we cry all day,
or pass nights in dark rooms moping.
We have lives; come home from work or get in on a night bus back;
It's from all these experiences
that we can draw out words.
From mundane to extraordinary;
we become inspired.
Our strength is versatility
and life ignites our fire.
We all do not have to be
constricted to intensity
or ponder so seriously
on what it simply means 'to be'.
We can be strong, flirty, mean
or to be brim with confidence.
For, what does 'to be a poet' mean,
if you cannot explore yourself?
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