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Rash Splash

I would like these words to make a big splash, Receiving due admiration and praise, Words of originality and flair, Imperiously splashed upon the page, Absolutely sure of their reception, Just another winning entry for me. I wonder what form of poem would suit me? What would make the biggest possible splash? After all, I want a good reception, I am the first to admit I seek praise; It is a challenge to start a fresh page, Hoping to display my poetic flair. Some poems show extraordinary flair, There are those that really astonish me, Skilfully chosen words surge from the page With a resounding literary splash, Poetry worthy of huge floods of praise, Guaranteed a high water reception. Still, my concern is my own reception: Would a Terzanelle best portray my flair? Such a complex pattern might earn some praise, Even from those who tend to dismiss me, But would it make a memorable splash? I do need to put something on the page. So here I sit, staring at a new page - A blank one will get a poor reception, More of a droplet than a tidal splash, With its complete antithesis of flair, It would utterly humiliate me. What is a surefire recipe for praise? So is it to be derision or praise Awaiting what is written on this page? Some Neptunian muse may inspire me, Enabling a riotous reception For a masterpiece meriting high praise, A sea of applause in which I can splash. Envoi: I do hope praise will be my reception, My flair clearly evident on the page, I would give me a kick to make a splash. June 2 2020 - "Splash" - K. M. Neumann June 7 2020 - N/A June 15 2020 - "N/A Rerun 7" - J. Hamilton

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