Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No More Rhymes Now, I Mean It
(or, Averse to Tuesday Mornings)

I thought I would give you a poem today
On this lackluster Tuesday morn,
In hopes I might make your whole outlook less gray,
Or even feel like you're reborn.
Unfortunately, my descriptions are weak,
As is my grasp of metaphor.
Oh, you'll be left wanting if fine verse you seek;
My skills in this realm are quite poor.

But if all you care for is rhythm and rhyme,
Perhaps things will turn out alright.
For instance, it's easy to rhyme "rhyme" with "time."
Oh, who am I kidding? That's trite.
It's boring! It's horrible! Are we agreed?
This venture was doomed from the start.
I've nothing to say; you've no reason to read.
This isn't a poem. It's art.

If you were actually hoping for poetry, my sincere apologies.1

1 There once was a footnote named Shorty
Whose syllables numbered near forty.
It didn't make sense,
And without recompense,
It ended. Would you like some more tea?


  1. Heck, Nate - your poem is better than anything I could write!
    And you are at two hundred followers. Congratulations.

    1. ...said the guy who's completed a sci-fi trilogy.

      And thanks for the congrats on 200. I think it's the third time this year. I hit 201, then 198, 200 again, 199, 200. I'm nothing if not consistent...ish.

  2. What I want to know is how long it took you to come up with that bit of "art".

    1. I penned this masterpiece during my lunch break Monday. The limerick was added at the last moment, and took but a minute or two.

      It may take forever to compose my prose, but my rhymes take no time at all.

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  5. LOL your poetry has drawn some fine anonymous comments, which might be a better reason to stay away from poetry than lack of confidence in your skills. Oh, and I can think of at least 2 poetry blogs that make me cringe - your bit was at least entertaining!

    1. If I was to base my decision on anonymous comments, I might as well give up blogging. My adaptations to their comments aren't as exciting as those I slathered with baked beans on my previous post, but they'll do for now.

      And what's that? My "poem" doesn't quite qualify as cringe-worthy? Score!

  6. :) your poetry seems to be inspired, as well as inspirational ;)

    1. What?! That's not what I was going for at all. It's supposed to be perspired and conspirational.

      Well, back to the drawing table. (For reference, I'll be drawing, rather than re-writing the poem.)