Listening to every heart
The Honest Forum Scale
On a scale, you know, of one to ten,
there issues a challenge from my poison pen.
I now ask the forum judges to view my worst
and perhaps they’ll scale it with a winning “first”.
Of course, “first” is right there, close to zero
thus my poem would be no heartfelt hero,
and if scaled around the middle, something like five,
then I’d have some optimism of keeping my muse alive.
If for some reason, a seven it would gain
why, I’d maybe pick up my poison pen again,
and if it [gasp] should rank a stable eight
well, then, beers on the house, and we’d all celebrate.
But a Masterful Ten? Well, heavens, I never…
for it would take years of debauchery to be that clever.
To master the Masters? Nah, I don’t think that’s for me
I’d rather sit back and muse on their web-oriented reverie.
23 August, 1999
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-23-99).]