12 Days Penning

Written by: Reason A. Poteet

For twelve days last Christmas, 
my true love penned for me:
Twelve odes quatrain-ing
Eleven haiku chain-ing
Ten lines dizain-ing

Nine tongues a'twisting
Eight rhymes a'riddling 
Seven trifalls falling
Six tyburns burning 
Five etherees

Four appalling puns
Three French songs
Two terza rima
And a pantoum
as a parody.

I never in my life
will read another poem.
And as for my "true love"
I never got to know him.


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