MetaPoetics, this ghazal is offered

(one hopes!) for your delectation

and delight.




My Poem

Coffee? The fuel that helps me start my poem.

Priceless or worthless? Work of art, my poem!

 

It's Modern English, Soft Cell, ABC—

Britpop tune for a lovelorn heart, my poem.

 

Cupid gets plastered in a downtown pub:

Punctured by his beer-flung dart, my poem!

 

I know! I'll vest my verse in brilliant armour:

That way, no critic can outsmart my poem!

 

It's rarely well-behaved, not often proper:

Loutish, unkempt—did you just fart, my poem?

 

Sometimes it flies into a mindless rage,

Curses, knocks over the apple-cart, my poem.

 

In San Francisco, near Embarcadero,

You'll find it most days. Riding the BART, my poem.

 

Dastardly devil, tomcat on the prowl!

Old ham over-acting the part, my poem.





Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-01-14 at 08:57

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
Indeed I derive a great pleasure and delight from reading this witty ghazal of yours! Each couplet is simply a gem I'm in the mood to pick up a pen and scribble something.
2022-01-14


Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes I just love to read the poem within the poem.
Work of art, Love lorn heart. It's nice to be able to share your
Poems with like minded people on poetbay. mine just go
From bad to verse.
2022-01-14