REALLY AWFUL FIBS


Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt calls for ten terminological inexactitudes in ten lines:

 Pants on fire

I am the fairest of the fair:
Though I have lost all of my hair,
My teeth are all mine,
I don’t have a line.
And look quite magnificent bare;
My bulging biceps will impress;
I’m beautiful when I cross-dress,
And look twenty-nine;
This rhyme is divine!
I never from a point digress …

Just for fun, I refined my terza rima of yesterday a bit by pruning a beat from each line.  I think this proves less can be more:

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This day, nearly-six-year-old
Entered for official trial;
Weather had turned rather cold. 

We’d been at it quite a while,
For eight hundred metres, swum, 
Has intimidating style.  

Of her peers appearing, some
Failed at a two-hundred ask,
But, unruffled, through she’d come.  

Pause to wave; in praise to bask;
Grinning; not the slightest frown;
Going on to do her task.  

Length on length and up and down;
Fifteen had become her score …
Minutes thirty-two, the crown,  

When completed was one more! 

© Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels, with notes writing classical music, and with riding cycles, horses and dinghies.
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26 Responses to REALLY AWFUL FIBS

  1. Love the naughty rhyming one. I’d rather not see me bare! Your terza rima works, but still the original natural story-telling one does it for me best.
    Vx

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  2. adeeyoyo says:

    It should be compulsory to attach a photograph to witness you are telling the truth, lol!

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  3. I almost spit my wine at the line “I look quite magnificent bare.” :)

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  4. nrhatch says:

    I’m delighted you bared it all for us, Col.

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  5. Grannymar says:

    No fibbing, I am saying nuttin!

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  6. Serena Malcolm says:

    I can only imagine what my version of this would look like :S
    Brilliantly crafted as ever. And you terza rima is fab too!

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  7. Ruth2Day says:

    Should I be telling you a fib of my own?

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  8. suzicate says:

    i won’t even start with the awful fibs about myself, sure I could spin a tale!

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  9. Having met you, Col, I know the first poem to be quite an accurate description. Oh dear, my nose just grew a few inches! :)

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  10. melouisef says:

    Lovely photo now that is not a fib!

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  11. Ha! First here for today’s poem, which was an extra-special treat and has coloured my impressions of you once and for all :-D
    Like the changes to yesterday’s, too. This NaPoWriMo is a blast, isn’t it?

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