I am not poet.
That’s right, that’s what you heard.
I do indeed write poetry
But ‘poet’ is not the right word.
I don’t try to be clever
Nor bamboozle with intent
But I do try to convert my words
Into cash that can be spent.
I write poetry for people.
I write poetry as gifts.
I write poetry for special occasions.
I write poetry that gives you a lift!
So, not the starving artist;
That should never be the case.
I’m re-writing the platform for poets
And giving versistas their own space.
I’ve created the definition
And shall continue to live this way.
Proud to declare myself the 1st versista
Today, on national poetry day.
I Am Not A Poet is © Ms Moem