General Poetry posted June 9, 2017

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The truth hurts...

Rhyme & Reason

by Maria Jose Garcia

Unfair Accusation Contest Winner 
They tell me I cannot rhyme,
Say my meter is off-track.
If they repeat it one more time,
I will resort to my prozac.

I know I should stick to prose,
But poetry challenges me,
I love trying to compose
Lovely verses full of glee.

I still cannot understand
That iambic pentameter thing.
I do think it should be banned.
It's free verse that makes me sing.

How will I defend myself
Next time my critics attack?
I'll tell them the poetry elf,
Endowed me with a modernist knack.

Writing Prompt
Write a 50 to 100-word rhyming poem about an innocent behavior that a busybody might criticize. Defend that behavior at the end of the poem. (No busybody mention is required.)

From FS editors (basic, advanced) select two colors, one each for font and background.
Use only one illustration (optional).
No animation, soundtrack, or other special effects.

Unfair Accusation
Contest Winner

Please do not be offended if you've ever criticized my poetry, I know I'm a terrible poet.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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