This cyber fantasy is based on the notion that someone or something out there read 'Buddy, can you spare a rhyme?'.


Hi Chris

Don't click on spam, wait,
We came through an open gate
To invite you to use our site
When you're awake at night,
Red-eyed, seeking inspiration
Through globules of perspiration,
To have the last word on the Muse,
So what have you got to lose?
Come on, Chris, it makes sense
In present, future and past tense,
To use our skills in your favour,
Adding words that you'll savour,
Arcane ones from ancient scripts,
Magical ones from cobwebbed crypts,
New ones from the latest mags,
Slang ones from lushes and lags,
Words aplenty, words galore,
Words to impress, words to score,
So come on Chris, time to cut loose,
Did we mention we helped Dr. Seuss?

Just look at our introductory offers,
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Just think what we can do for you
When you're in that stanza stew,
Looking for that one ingredient
That will be the perfect expedient,
So come on Chris, click on 'accept'
And you'll be regarded as adept
By all the readers of PoetBay
From Singapore to Santa Fe,
Hurry now, don't miss this trick,
Press that yes button quick,
Please don't baulk, please don't scoff,
Please don't turn your PC off,
Please give us a little more time
To prove our worth in rhyme,
What's that, a rhyme for Horwich?
Chris, do you like, er, porridge?

Chris, we didn't say it would be easy,
Chris, don't press delete, we feel queasy...

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-06-19 at 16:29

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Fun! Fun! Fun! This is wonderful Chris. Dr. Zuess move over for Dr. Chris is in this house! : D kathy

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Just can't stop laughing,
this is so cleverly written
and...I LOVE it.