A Writer's Proposal

~ Tyler Waters


Letters and sounds being placed together,

Alignments and phonics made to look better.

But grammar aside it lacks its content

Ideas and thoughts that reflect time well spent.

The feeling that shows the writer is real,

That the words have more than a textbook feel.

Heartfelt emotion sent in a tide,

Strict syntax and diction laid aside.

Disembody the work and find the vitality

Find the required feeling to lend dignity.

This is the writer's knowledge of writing

What is grammar when it lacks any feeling?

O not a rhyme but lend me thought,

Here I propose, is the truth behind a poem!