I foolishly told the poetry Secretary at the Writers' Club (at the weekend) that I'd attempt an entry for the May poetry competition- to be handed in tonight (Wednesday).
It was rhyming form and there was a given theme.
I remember that I never found poetry difficult when I was a child- because it was playing with words and enjoying the creative process.
When you get older and aren't poetically inclined, like me, all the rules are headache inducing.
But with some technical advice from poet friends who do know, I ended up with two verses, each of four lines, and the ABAB rhyming scheme worked- well it seemed to...
I will get a little feedback next month when the judge returns the results- assuming there are enough entries for the competition to run.
So I've decided that if I ever try writing poetry again, I'll keep to blank verse. :D