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Someday I'll get this sonnet writing right.
Sure, I can count ten syllables and rhyme,
then set my flock of metaphors to flight
and use ten-dollar words from time to time.
My word tigers I train with chair in hand
and meter's whip. Good syntax I require,
true spelling, decent rhythm - I demand
they jump iambically through hoops of fire.
I seek out synonyms that sound appealing
with apt alliteration and aplomb,
but end up sacrificing soul and feeling.
It rhymes; poetically though, it's a bomb.
To write with heart is something you can't teach;
a tiger in a cage - just out of reach.
Copyright © John Watt | Year Posted 2020
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