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I'm Sorry, Billy Shakespeare

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I'm Sorry, Billy Shakespeare

I despise sonnets, and they despise me.
So obnoxious with their fourteen line rhymes.
I’d rather be attacked by a banshee
Than be subjected to my mind’s rhyme-crimes.

Fingers tapping to the ten syllables.
Dead to the iambic pentameter.
Now I’m praying for the running of bulls.
A better poet would make my freezer.

o, I know Shakespeare would be so ashamed
To read the words that lay upon this page.
They do not stand to the man they are named.
A Shakespearean sonnet on rampage.

I know the man himself would not agree,
But thank God for rhyming dictionary.

Copyright © Kara McLain

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Francine's "Humor Me" contest Kara. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 2:39:00 PM
    Kara.. congratulations with your poem... always~ :-) PD

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Beautifully and artfully written. Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 10:32:00 AM
    hey, I've done more than 300 and they are not hard for me, but you know what? I bet you have your own strengths , such as writing funny poems and what you do YOUR best is something Shakespeare could never have been able to replicate! I enjoyed this one, Kara. Congrats in the funny poem contest.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Big congratulations Kara, I have just written my first and boy was it hard xx

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:00:00 AM
    yup yup LOVE the rhyming dictionaries!! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:14:00 AM
    congrats Kara ....Seren

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 11:03:00 PM
    Kuddos on your win, Kara! Ruben.

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:36:00 PM
    congrats on your 5th place win in the contest Kara