I am so sorry I wrote this poem

and sent it to you

I did not mean to burden you

god knows you have enough

to worry over

then I saddle you with this

you were hoping it was something unimportant

something frivolous

perhaps a video or a meme

or an internet joke

something inconsequential

that you could click out of in a hurry

and quickly forget

but it turned out to be a poem

now you don't know what to do with it

file it or delete it

take the easy way out

say it went to spam

it's impossible to verify

no one will know

you deleted what was important

to a poor poet who gave his time

and a part of himself to you.






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Martin Elder

Tue 7th May 2019 21:11

This poem is neatly summed up and completed in that last line. a wonderfully presented piece of poetry.
Nice one

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