Saturday, April 7, 2012

NaPoWriMo Day 7

"Where’s my rhyming dictionary?"

Couplets are lots of fun to write,
But they sometimes keep me up all night.

It’s easy to write them totally crappy --
Where the rhyme goes all slippy-slappy.

Much harder to write them right, you know;
Meter, imagery, rhyme, and so

Many more things go into them.
(Here I start to cough up phlegm.)

Maybe I need some old-fashioned consumption;
The poets of old used it and gumption

To pen their rhymes with expert skill.
When I write, it’s like a dull drill

In the hands of a dentist
Who never apprenticed.

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