To Write A Poem
To write a poem is the task to which I'm set;
To write a poem says I, but I don't think I'll bet,
Upon the essence, or variety, or the choice of words I've used.
Since I've never written one before, I'm hoping you're amused.
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This is the first poem I ever wrote. The exact date wasn't documented, but it was probably circa 1952 or 1953.