Just Because it’s A Poem

Just because it’s a poem
It doesn’t mean you have to follow its hard and fast rule
You can write whatever you want
Free your imagination.

Just because it’s a poem
It doesn’t mean you have to listen to exactly what other people say
Don’t make your poem be another’s poem
Just take it on advice to make your poem better.

Just because it’s a poem
It doesn’t have to be long or short
One or two stanzas isn’t important
The most important thing is this is your own poem.

Just because it’s a poem
It doesn’t have to be perfect like other ones
Don’t be sad if other poets say your poem is not great
Take it as your encouragement and then one day they will utter, “What a wonderful poem.”

by Nguyễn Quốc Anh
Grade 9
Nguyễn Tất Thành School
Hanoi, Vietnam