WRACK AND RUIN

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WRACK AND RUIN

Postby kerrymichaelwood » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:19 pm

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Wrack and Ruin

Might I make a suggestion
For a contest most bizarre:
Poems composed in meter
As today few poems are.

I prefer that poems scan—
A word that’s lost its meaning.
Free verse is something else,
And it’s not at all demeaning.

My complaint’s directed at
Would-be poets who rattle along with no regard for syllable or accent count
And grind out poems that
Lack rhythm and sense but merely take up space and are justified by ending with a rhyming word - let’s say, for instance, catamount.

Ogden Nash played that game beautifully
But he knew what he was doin’.
The poems I’ve read today
Betray English’s wrack and ruin.

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Re: WRACK AND RUIN

Postby Elibet1 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:55 pm

LOL, I mean, LOL, you talking bout me Kerry? Loved your satirical rant. :mrgreen:

Good to see you posting again,
Elizabeth

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Re: WRACK AND RUIN

Postby G-Girl2 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:54 pm

I was just thinking about you the other day. I'd been gone for some time and was searching for all my favorites and finding far too few of them still about. (Wow---record use of words starting with "f" there :D ) And here you are! Witty as always.

Gail
(Now with a "2" after my username because I couldn't get back on without changing my name--Elizabeth can relate :( )

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Re: WRACK AND RUIN

Postby pegs » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:10 pm

Kerry - I'll take you up on that, with a poem resurrected from our old Dread Poets thread:

Ode to a poet

I want to write a poem, I do
to be a poet, just like you

sculpting phrases harsh and sweet
laying stanzas at their feet

like a guide you show and tell
slice of heaven, flash of hell

chill of memory, black desire
ache of loss and love's sweet fire

all with chosen words sublime
with a twist, or with a rhyme

You're a wizard, czar of verse
As for me, I could be worse

But not much.
Peggy Spencer
Co-Author,with Sheila Key, of 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s, released in March 2008.

http://pegspot.blogspot.com
http://50waystoleaveyour40s.blogspot.com

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Re: WRACK AND RUIN

Postby pegs » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:57 pm

Happy New Year

The old year has gone and the new one is here
It's time to pop corks and to be of good cheer

Whatever you did in the past, it is done
Too late for regrets and it's high time for fun

Last week is old news and last year is the same
so let go the angst, the regret and the shame

Today is the day you are living, so live
The person beside you is needy, so give

Tomorrow awaits, now's your chance to restart
A clean slate is ready to receive your art

Your weakness, bad habits, your sloth and your sin
Can all be swept clean now, it's time to begin

All over again, what a wonderful thing
So bring out the band, let the fat lady sing

So long yesterday, sayonara, godspeed
Hello to tomorrow, the future, indeed

The year 2013 is now laid to rest
and 2014 will be better than best

I wish for you all twelve months joyous and new
To my friends, to you all, Happy New Year to you!
Peggy Spencer
Co-Author,with Sheila Key, of 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s, released in March 2008.

http://pegspot.blogspot.com
http://50waystoleaveyour40s.blogspot.com


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