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An Okay Poem

If I should write a thousand poems  
In perfect iambic pentameter, or free verse, 
With images so vivid they create a scene 
Will one of them be read in a classroom text 
Or, find a place in a well-known magazine 
One hundred years from today? 

Shall my gems be greeted with ho-hums, 
Laughter, derision, be mimicked, or worse, 
Be read by a friend, a critic, or never seen. 
The thought leaves me somewhat perplexed 
Shall I arrive at the inaugural in a limousine? 
Just let me write a poem that will be okay! 


Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS

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