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Linda Ori Linda Ori Female, 68, United States (8/30/2013 6:32:00 PM)

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Haha! Excellent bit of whimsy, and what? Rhyming poetry.......oh my........you are pushing the envelope, no?I guess I just don't know what " good poetry" really is, because I simply don't find rhythm and rhyme to be a deterrent to a pleasurable read. Yes, I'm sure there is much better poetry out there, but still, it's nice to be amused by offerings such as this. I enjoy simplicity, be it " good" or not so good. To each his own.

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  • Jefferson Carter (8/31/2013 11:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Linda, there's more to formal poetry than rhyme; there's also something called meter, about which this poet hasn't the foggiest idea. I know the poem is meant as a joke. I do enjoy well-written joke poems, but in this case, the form of the poem itself is a bad joke. To you, writing formal poetry may seem boldly rebellious these days, but writing BAD formal poetry is the first resort of those wannabes who write poetry but don't read it. Sort of like you.

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    • Dan Reynolds (8/31/2013 5:27:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      JC, your expertise with meter shames me........not! If I read very little poetry these days, it may be because there is vey little worth reading, written. ; ¬)

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