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The Land Of Rhyme Remembered

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The Land Of Rhyme Remembered

Sail most by south, by west the least, 
until the moon sets in the east.
There, in a sea the hue of custard, 
ye'll see the Ile de Deux Sans Mustard
where locals speak like buccaneers, 
calling you ‘me dirrr' and us ‘me dirrrrs'.
Their pirate accent's quite inexorable
though, than ours, their grammar more is flexible.
They appear to verge on being mammalian
a little bit like South Australians
(I'd never in the name of mirth
deride the folks who come from Perth) .
Hard left, first manatee you see, 
or right, your choice, you're free as me
(it's nix to do with politics, 
a pox on all elected plicks) .
Sail till the sea turns sweetest violet
and there you'll spot the cutest islet
(had we to rhyme with ‘sweetest red', 
it'd be a continent instead) .
Here, when poetry is long dismembered,
lies the place of rhyme remembered.
Yes, you have come upon a land
that any poet would think is grand.
Where almost everybody aint
any kind of ffffflamin' saint
but seldom use the worst of curses, 
when they converse in freeish verses, 
or communicate in playful rhymes, 
pretty well whenever they feel like it.

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:56:00 PM
    This is a delightful poem....flows so well with touches of humor most entertaining. SuZ

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 11:02:00 AM
    this is quite the tongue twister. Remarkable piece.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:21:00 PM
    another one possibly. As I reread it, I see it is quite charming but it's much allusion to Australia. That might not make it universal enough.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:39:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:42:00 PM
    did I notice a slight jab at free verse? It reminds me of when I wrote my poem in support of rhyme and some people actually thought i was writing AGAINST rhyme. So strange!! This is so fun and playful. Clever poem.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:29:00 AM
    I'm back after a long absence and I'm happy to have stumbled upon your works. I''m stealing this one for my fave file. I'm absolutely gaga over pirate lingo. I've written a couple in th' tongue o' th' sea-farin' rats which I think you might want to check out. Bravo, Red. :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 12:46:00 AM
    You are awesome!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Very funny nicely done poet. Hey if you have time look at a new poet Margherita Russo

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Thank you for taking my mind through the sail, into the sweet waters of your verse... you are a poet, above words...Red, thank you for the nice little thoughts and ending... you are truly someone unique... can't wait to read your next poem...xox~LINDA