What is or is not poetry not for me to tell
Since the poems i like reading by many of the literary critics dismissed as doggerel
And as we know literary critics do have literary degrees
And such things do not grow on bushes and trees
For many years i have been penning rhyming stuff
And for longer than that have been a rhyming buff
And since a simple rhymer is all i can be
What is or is not poetry why ask one like me?
Some people will tell you writers are born not made
Whilst others refer to literature as the wordsmith trade
And what is or is not poetry is a relative thing
Depends on whose praises you do like to sing
And what you like in literature does suit me fine
For this is your business and your business cannot be mine.