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On Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

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On Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

Reading David Rakoff’s book,
In rhyming couplets, really shook
Me way down deep inside my core;
I read and read and wanted more.

A novel all in poetry?
I think he wrote it just for me,
For who could love it more than I?
I’m sure that you can guess the why.

The brilliant rhymings all surpass,
In creativity and sass,
The best that I have ever read;
I wish I’d written them instead.

The author, sadly, died before
His novel hit the selling floor.
Oh, how I wish I’d had the chance
To tell him how his rhyme enchants.

So I will spread the word around,
A fellow-rhymer, honor-bound,
That here’s a book that all MUST read,
To knock your socks off, guaranteed!

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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Quite the title on this poem to honor someone who's gone home. A novel in poetic rhyme. To not get published, such a crime. Leave it to you to raise a glass to tell the world about such class. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Ilene....you have honored him beyond measure. I'm so proud of you. This is a lovely tribute...Wow. It would be nice to give it a read...........

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 6:46:00 AM
    You made me curious with this write of yours Ilene, I am so not good at doing rhyme but I absolutely enjoyed reading those that make it looks so easy.. Just like I enjoy reading yours :)

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:24:00 AM
    gosh, Ilene, tell me about this guy Was he a personal friend or someone whose book you happened to find in a store? I know it is such a delight to happen upon someone whose writing totally enchants you.