Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Well, Toe, my friend, I must agree
I've learned some things, all right.
I've learned so much of poetry
Since you've been on this site.
I used to think that it was right,
At least some of the time,
That, when one writes a rhyming poem,
The words are supposed to rhyme!!
You blew away that fallacy
And proved it so untrue.
Now I know "door" and "hard" DO rhyme
And it's all thanks to you.
I used to think it added to
A poem and made it sweeter
If one would take the time to try
To use some kind of meter.
How wrong I was!!! There is no need
To make the lines seem fluid.
Just chop them up like Lizzie B.
And write like Toe the Druid!
And, finally, I thought it good
If, even by pretense,
One took the time and effort to
Write something that made sense.
Oh, boy!! Now, how naiive was that?!
Those years I spent so blind!
When all I had to do was write
Like I had lost my mind!
Thank you, Toe. You freed me from
Those silly rules I knew.
I'm getting a lobotomy
So I can write like you!!!!