I Hate Poetry!


Sing-song meters,
Jingling rhymes:
O how I do hate formal poetry
Sometimes!

And please don't talk to me about free verse;
It's even worse.




Poetry by Rob Graber
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Written on 2016-03-22 at 15:30

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just walk blindly!
2016-10-29



Wonderful!
2016-09-09


Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
This may be clever, witty and true
But how many sonnets have been written by you?
2016-03-24


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I should have said "than which" rather than "to which" in the penultimate line.
2016-03-23


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Those jackboot rhymes, the clod's coarse art,
Do cheapen poetry; it's true.
As do the perfumed reveries
That two-bit mystics foist on you.
Back when Elizabeth was queen
(The First, of course, so long ago,)
The poets of her realm were keen,
Coherent, clever. They could show
A nascent poet how to write,
Release him, thereby, from this night
Of doggerel and club-foot verse.
Ungainly rhymes, to which, I say
Free verse cannot be worse.
2016-03-22


LFD3
Of confines and boundaries speak
In visceral tongue not so meek
Then da dum da da Dee
Da diddledy Dee
And end with a one liner tweak...
2016-03-22


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
A very well composed and structured denunciation of a thing we all love to hate.... Occasionally!
2016-03-22


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
POETRY - POETRY - HOW HATE - YOU - IN ALL YOUR WAYS!
OH POETRY - POETRY - I YET LOVE YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS!
WE RELATE - WE DO - ALL THE SAME!
Ken ;) :)
2016-03-22


shells
I'm smiling and happy to hate it too.......sometimes.
2016-03-22



A lovable poem! Do I sense rage against the Muse? I like how you throw in the "Sometimes." It's good to give yourself a way out. Poetry is sending you to the time out chair to calm down. But Poetry will always love you. Let it know when you're ready to cooperate.
2016-03-22