5 short minutes is not enough
to write a verse and make it sound
pleasing to the ear, I've found!
A little free verse will have to do,..... held together with some glue!
For Russell's contest, I will rush
but with Russell's small allotted time
I can't find the words to rhyme
Oh, look I did it!! ..see those words?
Time and Rhyme they turned out good! Please don't say this is absurd!
my dilemma is that clock
ticking tocking.....time is up
Gotta go now.......wish me luck!!
What??? you say I have a chance
to give my poem another glance
and add a word or add a phrase
and maybe set this poem ablaze
to earn a smidge of Russell's praise??
I'll light my muse with fire-crackers!
Blow the words right off the paper!
He will gasp! Then, I will ask!
"Russell dear, please tell me here...
if I've passed this test at last!!??"
By Carrie Richards
Original poem....."Russell's 5 mintues are up!"