“If you mimic everyone else, you will become everyone else. Never accept the status quo, lest you become the status quo.” ∼ John W. Peeler
I have always had somewhat of a rebellious nature. That nature has led me, at times, to stand out to those who disagree with my stance on many things, but I am still alive plugging away toward following my own path … rather than the path others have chosen.
When it comes to poetry and what some believe poetry, and what its format should look like … I say poppycock (I’ve always wanted to use that word). I say, down with format and writers should write their expressions of words the way they want the piece to be read (or heard), hence the quote of mine at the top of this piece.
So, keep on writing. Write it the way you want, otherwise, you’ll become just another poet that doesn’t stand out from everyone else … and your words … lost from those who appreciate them.