Member Rara Avis
I don't know why you're acting like such a jerk to me, but that's fine. Here's my rules to great poetry -- you wrote them yourself.
1) Use olde english as much as possible. Add points for no punctation at the end of sentences. Extra points if one line has absolutely no flow into the next line.
2) Be as sentimental as possible, and use convoluted words in place of thought so people will be too scared of your genius to disagree with it.
3) Remember, above all else, strive for simplicity; at least say that. Also remember, simplicity and nothing are the same -- as apparent by a few choice examples of your touching, heartfelt work.
That felt good.
Thanks for the kind words, and your respect. I'm glad this poem touched you. I wrote it because while surfing around, I just saw so much fantasy in banners asking you to click away. Reality isn't always pretty, but I think it's much more beautiful than fantasy, sentimentality, etc. Thanks again for enjoying, and for reading. I'll have to write a poem called "butterfly slippers" sometime.
p.s. It's your lucky day, IN. I'm never going to bother replying to you again. Best of (and for) both worlds.