Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why Poetic Licenses Should Be Revoked

( I came across this poem in a diary that I wrote in school. To my credit - I was only 15 at the time.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure it made it to the School Magazine that year!)

To me, it seems like the work of Satan
To let people write poems so irritatin'
Some have rhyme schemes so very rotten,
The people who write them should be shot'n
Let us not forget that scoundrel
Who manipulates like hell to get the right sound, well,
I, for one, just don't understand it,
Poetic licensing was the worst thing man did,
Because it just encourages people now,
To make their sentences, completely regardless of the fact that one may exceed the other in length rhyme somehow,
But what's most annoying is that after all this,
Some sodding sentences may not even rhyme.

(*Shamefaced Disclaimer* I may have been editor of the school magazine that year. I hope you'll still buy my next book.)


  1. Completely agree, esp about the shot'n part. Forced rhymes are beyond irritating! :D Did quite well for a 15 year old, shades of Ogden Nash?

  2. Can I post some rare gems I have too? Can I? Can I? Pl, pl!!


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