Is Free Verse a Type of Poem?

Here’s a quick reminder that I wrote this just because I don’t know why free verse qualifies as a poem. Now don’t go ‘Oxford’ on me and just give me the proof that free verse indeed is a poem. I KNOW. I just FEEL like it shouldn’t be. It could be it’s own writing style you know? 

Like I wrote a ‘free verse’ today. It’s just my opinion. And I searched it’s meaning and here’s what I got:

Poem (as given in Cambridge Dictionary) a piece of writing in which words are arranged in separate lines, often ending in rhyme, and are chosen for their sound and for the images and ideas they suggest.

Free verse is a type of poem

I’m not sure about that

I can too write random sentences 

And rhyme ‘sit’ with ‘flat’

No offense to the ones who write it

But what’s the fun in it?

Scraching your head to find the correct words

And rhyming ‘sit’ with ‘lit’.

Why not call a free verse, a prose?

A poem is what it’s called

I understand the difference 

It’s like distinguishing a hairy person from a bald. 

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I don’t write poems

I don’t write poems

Rhyming words are tough to find

I try anyway

Maybe something luckily would cross my mind

Now do you have any tip

To let me learn

The art of poetry 

That I don’t find to be that easy

“Just keep writing” 

Is the one tip I hear

And that’s what I’ve been doing

From the past one year

But now when I look back

I’m not that bad

Because I wrote a whole poem

In rhyming words. How’s that?

Eloquent English #3

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Good Morning everyone! 😀
In this week’s post I’ll not clarify any common mistakes or tell you any new word but this week I’ll share a poem that I read somewhere! (It’s not written by me but I found it somewhere and I can’t remember where!)

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SMILE
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like a flu
When someone smiled at me today,I started smiling too
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
And when he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him
I thought about that smile and then I realized its worth
A single smile, one just like mine, could travel around the earth
So if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected.
Did you like it? Did you too smile while reading it?
And while this is turning into a poem post I’d like to introduce my friend to you who writes as amazing as she is.
Check out her blog. I’m sure you’ll love it. And if you have any words of praise for her please do comment on her blog.
Here is a poem-
your lies comfort me
your bad behavior makes me strong
your ignorance indulge me in utility
your rudeness makes me patient
even your disadvantages are my advantages
You can read many more by clicking here.
And she joined WordPress! You can like, comment or follow by clicking here.

-Vrushali

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day?
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,”Hi”
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Vrushali♡