Poetic Value?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

a few lines that just occurred to me


I doubt that these lines shall be read in halls of academe

Or that professors of literature on them shall write a ream

Or chapter, even, of a poetic anthology,

Or within ivory towers discuss them repeatedly.

I wonder what they do all day within those ivory towers

Do you really think they’ll enjoy reading this for hours and hours?

Oxford and Cambridge shall not deign to look upon these lines

They have “no worth, no depth, no subtlety“, these silly rhymes.

I know instead they surely shall be thrown out as “pure trash”

Not one shall even waste their time just reading what I dash

Off quickly, late, at dead of night, e’er I to sleep succumb,

“Hurray!”, they shout, “at long last during slumbers he is dumb”.

Submitted: January 23, 2012

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That is clever... I will say, true to an extent, but also I beleive that you can take poetry into far places :)What people come up with is extrodinary. That is very good wording that you used though :)

Mon, January 23rd, 2012 1:15am


Thank you, dear fan, but you do exaggerate
To call me clever. It's not really first rate.
But I'm glad you like it all the same,
So maybe we will talk again.
Bye for now. Till next time
We share poetically on-line.

Fri, January 27th, 2012 11:30am

Chris Gerard

You're a fascinatingly annoying mixed bag of tricks. Are you bitter and twisted, or just pretending? Someone once asked me if I suffered from a superiority complex, or was I over-compensating for an inferiority complex? I'm tempted to ask you the same thing, but of course, I wouldn't be so rude. Don't get me wrong - I think you have talent, and as someone who has spent half a lifetime running away from himself, I sense a kindred spirit. Of course, I could be completely wrong, in which case, please forgive me, and accept my sincere hope that your overflowing brain cells find a fulfilling outlet.

Tue, February 14th, 2012 12:42am


With you half in mind I wrote a poem
"Ghostly Comments", may get you goin'
take that as a little "reply"
to the thoughts you shared.
for now, Bye!

Fri, February 24th, 2012 2:44pm

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