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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

Hi. Under which category does this literary piece fall into? Does it reflect a certain style of writing? Does anything stand out?

sometimes i’m a poet.

mostly when i least expect it.

right now it’s not one

of those times.

you see,

i don’t have the creativity

to express fancifully

the inexplicable

feeling that you arouse

within me;

places and spaces within me

that ribcage should have

kept unthreatened.

free from the strongholds

of love.

it’s a feeling;

one that bones(ribcage) and will

could not keep out.

yes, a feeling that kindles

this passion against

which my heart lies bare;

unarmed. unprotected.

like a newborn child separated

from mother’s arms.

such is my heart

before this passion

that you command.

i guess i don’t have

a say in it.

and i guess that i’m

in no position to make requests..

but, can you assure me

that you’ll be gentle?


can you promise me

that your loveliness

will not change when

everything else around us


can you?

will you?

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    "UNDER which category does it fall?" or "Which category does it fall INTO?", but not both UNDER and INTO. 

    It falls into the category of "95% crap poetry."

    Delete every line that doesn't contain words presenting an actual image (which, in this poem, would be all the lines that don't contain "ribcage") and then re-start from there.

  • 2 months ago

    It's most likely free style.

    The lines should be 4 lines or 5 long in each.

    You have it all one line each.

    The 'ribcage" sticks out.

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