A tongue in cheek comment on poetic style
| Olde Style
Poets old fashioned made rhymes with passion,
we’re ever more clever today.
The meter’s not running on poets so cunning
that structure can't stand in their way.
The modern-day rule makes everything cool,
our poems now free of convention.
Verses so vague, like chicken or egg,
inspire the reader’s intension.
Consciousness streams like fever fed dreams
where everything comes into play.
And anything goes when nobody knows
that meaning is not what you say.
Dealing in rhyme now feels like a crime
abetted by metric pretention.
So now I decline to make rhyming lines
and meter I won’t even mention.
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