A word a phrase

Opens the mind

A new idea realised

Is it original thinking

Or has it been plagiarised 

I read another writer

And recognised a phrase

It was one that I wrote

Only the other day

I wasn’t really angry

The opposite in fact

I took it as a compliment

That what it is I’d written

Set another idea on track

The question I suppose

Whenever it does arise

Should it even cross my mind

That what I’ve put on paper 

Others may well plagiarise