Writing poetry

I wrote one poem in my adult life, five or six years ago. I think I might try writing another. This may seem unusual, seeing as I know nothing about poetry. But, I do know about writing... and what is poetry but a lyrical, condensed form of writing? I hate rhyming and repetitive patterns, though …

Just the way you are?

I was in the supermarket and heard this song playing, with the lyric "you're amazing, just the way you are," and I suppose it's meant to be a romantic love song but it just struck me as a condescending, backhanded sort of complement. Is it not enough to say "you're amazing" without adding the qualifier …