So I don't have to keep saying this in every response, I thought I'd explain my position on poetry, and then give you my best one so you can see what you think. Like a lot of writers, I consider poetry to be the highest form of expression, and the hardest to do right. A poem that fits an established form is generally better than one that doesn't. Free verse poetry is for lazy people :wink: I was taught to do sonnets. A sonnet is a 14-line poem with a set number of syllables to each line and a dictated rhyme scheme, depending on whether it's an Italian (or Petrarchan) or an English (or Shakespearian) sonnet. Because I like to be original, I created my own sonnet form, which "For the Mortal" fits. My sonnets have no set limit on length, seven syllables to a line, and are usually a chain of couplets, which means each pair of lines rhymes.