Bewitched by hexes, you've been spelled to death:
like Edgar Allan Poe, belled, belled to death.

Your eyes, they scrutinize a sacred page
in Celtic lettering. Book-of-Kelled to death?

Rhymes drench your eardrums from the nursery:
little-lambed, farmer-in-the-delled to death.

On Cupid's bow, how are my heart-strings bent:
O Stella! I've been Astrophelled to death.

This poor wino drinks on the cheap, yup,

by the gallon. Muscatelled to death!

Starting earlier every year -- Halloween? really? –

Christmas cards in stores. Noël'd to death.

Her mind was a victim of glossy magazines:
Cosmo'd, Vogued, and Mademoiselled to death.

Talk-radio addicts binge on verbal bilge:
bickered, shrilled, harangued, and yelled to death.

The sheets grow heavy as a lecher's kiss.

Alas, poor Sylvia! Arielled to death.

If I were a rich man, dibby-dibby-dum ...
you'd find yourselves Zero Mostel'd to death!

Like Terence Trent D'Arby in 1988,
a weary world's been Wishing-Well'd to death.

Ground Control to not-so-Major Tom:
where's the Rocket Man? Jet-propelled to death.

Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-01-15 at 05:12

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
I utterly and wholeheartedly concur that ghazal can be a "medium for comical effect." I cherish each couplet, so much fun and peculiar experimentation with the language.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Moments after reading this remarkable and fun poem I read,"A Reverie," Mary Weston Fordham. They complement each other.

Oooowf, so many references. There was at first a quick read through, praising myself thinking yes, yes I know that, or that, thinking to myself, this is charming, sing-a-long...but, as the vernacular goes " missy just got educated!" Rather, in Dublin's case, illuminated. So, on further inspection I'm happy to say it's not so much a biddy,biddy,bum poem, more Sonny, I've been bad a binged to death

Now, after that comment, I think I need a lie down.