Accidental Poet

So, You Want To Be A Poet

Before becoming a poet

You had no intention

For composing words

Of training that attention


And then one day

A voice you heard

Your inner Muse

With a descriptive word


You knew not the source

But the call you couldn’t resist

To follow instructions

Your Muse inside insists


There in your heart

Edit and tweak it

As the idea evolves

You can even speak it


And now it’s yours

A poem you’ve written

With the help of your Muse

Of poetry you’ve been smitten


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2021


  • Teddy.15

    with all the buttons i find myself pressing every time i read your words, A.P today i wish there were a million. i've been writing words as long as i can remember and on your question i feel incredibly, incredibly lucky i have found an audience of great amazing poets to share my thoughts with. I believe the poetry finds you not the other way around, i'm honoured and humbled and i hold my gift with pride, as should you.

  • Accidental Poet

    You didn't waste any time here Teddy, I'd only just posted it. Thank you as always. And I do also embrace my gift with pride and honor my Muse.

    • Teddy.15

      I know you do. And what a muse she is.

      • Accidental Poet

        I think our Muses are having fun at our expense. Fine by me. 😁

      • Neville

        to be fair twas more a smoulder if my memory serves me correctly ... a novel question poemed .. Neville 🙂

      • orchidee

        Muse but not Music - it'll only start me off singing! lol.

        • Accidental Poet

          Not if your Muse puts a muzzle on you. 🤣

        • Neil Higgins

          I wrote poetry because I never had many friends,and was rubbish at English punctuation and form at school.Then via one of my few close friends a wise lady convinced me to join her writing group.
          It took years for me to gain confidence to write under my own steam.Only since finding MPS have I felt confident enough to show like minded folk outside my family circle,my work.

          • Accidental Poet

            And in MPS you have a new poetic family Neil. A family who not only reads what you have written, but also encourages you to continue writing. You're very good. 😉

          • Saxon Crow

            Perfect description AP. Gotta love the muse

            • Accidental Poet

              You can pick your friends, but not your family or muse. Quite possibly as it should be. Thanks Sax.

            • ron parrish aka wordman

              almost as if it was dictated to you

              • Accidental Poet

                Well Ron, my Muse does have some very very persuasive powers. And I just a tool of prose. 😎

                • ron parrish aka wordman

                  as we all are

                • Goldfinch60

                  In my case it only took a moment in my life where I saw the origination of an artwork by my daughter and the tears streamed from me as my muse awoke within me telling me I need to write words about what I had seen.


                  • Accidental Poet

                    Bless your daughter Andy. And your muse 😉

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