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A Rattling Rhyme

I wandered lonely as a cloud
Stop right there for crying out loud
Plagiarism is not allowed
You'll be lynched by the P.S. crowd.

Okay, to be or not to be
Now come on you're being silly
They'll complain and they'll be suing
Ask you what it is you're doing.

Start again and think real hard
Don't be stealing from the bard
I'm struggling, need some inspiration
To create a rhyme sensation.

Grey brick upon brick, I'm on my way
That sounds good what do you say
I think I've heard that one before
But don't stop  now do give us more.

Problem is my muse has flown
She's left me struggling all alone
I've placed an advert in the Times
For a muse who's good at rhymes.

If one replies and answers back
I'll be on fire, back on track
But until then I'll have a rest
Then I'll be up there with the best.


For the purpose of this rhyme I've used three lines from three famous poets listed below.
William Wordsworth
William Shakespeare
and Louis MacNiece.

Written on 13th August for Nina Parmenters Rattling Rhyme contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/11/2018 4:48:00 PM
Good write Tom, liked this one! Blessings,Gordon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/12/2018 1:10:00 AM
Thank you Gordon, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/7/2018 4:36:00 PM
Hey I am looking at Nina's comment to you and so glad that she faved it! Her form does inspire whimsy and you were most fittingly inspired.
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Date: 9/7/2018 5:08:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, I certainly was, but the meter was out and I was getting ready for Florida so let it go. Bit of fun really but a bonus was I managed to work out the bold print to show a conversation between two people. Have a great weekend. Tom
Date: 9/5/2018 5:06:00 PM
Oh this was you! I LOVED this! I couldn’t place it because it didn’t have the meter I asked for, but every time I reviewed my entries I went back and had another read of this! So glad I found it again now, so I could fave it :-)
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Date: 9/5/2018 10:26:00 PM
Thanks Nina, After reading some of the other entries I knew it did not have the 'Bounce ' along ring to it that you asked for.You said to have fun, I did lol. Tom
Date: 8/30/2018 1:14:00 PM
Great write, Tom One day we will all be up there with the best. Let's hope our day doesn't come too soon. Blessings my friend...Charlie
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:54:00 AM
Thank you Charles, have not been active as I've been in Florida on a family holiday, still tired. Tom
Date: 8/25/2018 7:03:00 PM
G'day Tom … really enjoyed your fun write. I think at some stage, we all say at some stage 'I wish I had have got in first' - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:38:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay, greetings from Florida in the USA. Tom
Date: 8/25/2018 9:01:00 AM
This is so much fun! I expect it will do very well!
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:36:00 PM
Thank you Richard. Tom
Date: 8/23/2018 6:54:00 PM
I like this one, Tom! It reads like a winner to me. :-)
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:36:00 AM
Thank you Carol, not having much soup time at the moment, I'm in Florida at the parks with the family, the humidity is draining me lol Tom
Date: 8/23/2018 7:10:00 AM
Very creative, Tom. Well penned. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 8/24/2018 5:33:00 AM
Thank you Teppo, I had this crazy idea in my head lol. Tom
Date: 8/16/2018 6:00:00 AM
Rattling poetry that attracts the attention of all with its majestic style dear , Tom! Good luck!
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Date: 8/16/2018 6:34:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, greetings from sunny Florida. Tom
Date: 8/15/2018 5:29:00 PM
Hello Tom, Best of Luck in the contest here with this entry. Rattling Rhymes -- eh?? Very Funny -- and well worth the read for sure!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 8/16/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thank you very much Gary, something a bit different lol. Tom
Date: 8/15/2018 4:47:00 AM
Tom, I loved your unique rattling rhymes. Your creative inspiration left my smiling. Your Muse definitely came out to play on this one!!
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Date: 8/16/2018 1:20:00 AM
Thank you Dave, and she's well rewarded as I've taken her to Florida lol. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 7:07:00 PM
G'day Tom … a great read Tom. Amusement at its very best - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 8/14/2018 9:58:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay, glad you enjoyed it Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 2:50:00 PM
this so insane and wacky, i want more, tom...you just put those bard to shame, lol!...keep on rockin' ...huggs
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Date: 8/14/2018 5:00:00 PM
Thanks Nette, I was racking my brains and came up with that, something different for sure, glad you liked it. Watch this space. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 2:00:00 PM
Very cleverly done..had fun reading your poem Tom..hope you win at the TOP.
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Date: 8/14/2018 3:12:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 12:12:00 PM
You just took Rattling Rhymes to a new height, and I like thinking of you way up there, Tom.
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:52:00 PM
Thank you very much Caren, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 11:33:00 AM
Hey, Tom, You have elevated Mr. MacNiece a bit here... Shakespeare, Wordworth, and who? Ha, ha, just kidding. Best of luck in Nina's contest. ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:54:00 PM
Must be honest I'd never heard of him until I heard his verse on a dubliners track. Great poem though. Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 7:29:00 AM
Happy Florida Vacation Thomas.. my old stomping grounds!!! ENJOY!
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Date: 8/14/2018 7:41:00 AM
Thanks Jack, just finishing packing , heading out in the morning.
Date: 8/14/2018 7:28:00 AM
lol Tom like your humour and of course the quoted lines are superbly woven into your witty poem:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/14/2018 7:39:00 AM
Thanks Jan , wasn't sure if I had got the rattle right. But it rhymes anyway lol Tom
Date: 8/14/2018 7:16:00 AM
nice ramble : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/14/2018 7:26:00 AM
Thanks Sand.