To a Really Awful Poem


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My picture for today shows young J leaving school by her customary  method of sliding down the handrail.  So far, grandfather has escaped censure for allowing it ...

My picture taien today shows young J leaving school by her customary method of sliding down the handrail. So far, grandfather has escaped censure for allowing it …

The NaPoWriMo Day 15 prompt is to write a poem to your poem:

With you I have a bone to pick,
Dear poem, for you make me sick
The way each time, as sure as hell,
You will revert to doggerel. 

I try for phrases great and grand,
But they come out as trite and bland,
While every wretched verse combines
Some stupid rhymes at ends of lines. 

Oblique allusions, far and wide,
Will suddenly be clarified;
The mystery is all destroyed –
Ham-fistery, instead, employed! 

I cannot understand just why
Such rigid meter you apply –
Why won’t you let me chop and change,
With lines arbitrarily strange? 

Why, when of tipi I might write,
I find the whole thing changing, quite,
Reflecting Brit who spends a penny
After drinking cups too many? 

Hey, you’re improving!  You allowed
An extra beat last lines to crowd –
Now I want to try and do
Lines that come out one too few. 

Yippee! That you permit!
Let’s see, though, how this one fits …
You, know, you’re getting so much better;
We’re becoming infinitely far less poetic lepers! 

Glad we have had this little chat;
It seems, with some hard practice, that
We will truly learn to show ‘em
You can be a proper poem! 

© Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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14 Responses to To a Really Awful Poem

  1. joberry4 says:

    Oh, Col –
    it’s a deep and dark mystery
    as to
    why I’m so filled with hamfistery 🙂

    Like

  2. Mélanie says:

    be carefulllllllll!!! 🙂

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  3. bulldog says:

    Always brings a smile to my face and an aadmiration that you can write the poems

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  4. Such ambition achieved – but why, when you are so good at doggerel? I love the spirit behind this.

    Like

  5. Kev says:

    An awful poem it may be
    The picture’s better I can see
    But never mind, just try again
    by rolling paper off the pen.

    😀 I liked it actually. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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