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Rated: E · Poetry · Writing · #2207614
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.

         Oops!



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