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The Inadequate Poet

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The Inadequate Poet

I’ve got a little secret, on which I would like to let you in,
But first, please promise me you won’t think I’m full of mortal sin.

I’ve always had a slight dislike for poems that rhyme,
I scoff when I read them, saying their simplicity is a crime.

But now I must let you in on another little tidbit,
Something I’ve been scared to ever admit.

The dirty, nasty, naked truth about myself and poems that rhyme,
Is that I scoff only because I have yet to master their art in my lifetime.

I’m rhyme challenged perhaps, struggling with each word,
Coming up with combinations and phrases that are absurd.

One day, my pen and I hope to master the rhyming art,
But for now, I’ll just let free verse flow from my pen, mind, and heart.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2011 6:40:00 PM

    From what I see here, I don't consider your work inadequate. You have a nice set of rhyming couplets in this presentation.

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:48:00 AM

    hummm..ok... it's a secret... good luck in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 4:29:00 PM

    Wonderful rhyme... ha ha ... I always say I am not a rhyming poet, I am a rambling poet.. and thanks for your comments on my poetry~~

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 11:39:00 AM

    I hear ya....dito....funny is good....inspiring is great!!

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 8:03:00 AM

    For me, rhyming is another part of the puzzle. It makes it fun. But then again, I can't seem to do any other type of poetry. To each his own. This was fun. Tony

    T Avatar Theresa T Date: 8/25/2011 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm just jealous of great rhymers like you :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2011 7:56:00 AM

    enjoyed this...thanks for sharing; john