Quote The Raven - A Parody

A Parody

April Poetry Month - Poem 30

Once upon an April dreary, my approaching somewhat leary

Whether I should take the challenge of the Hubs quaint rhyming lore

While I nodded, nearly napping , my fingers swiftly tapping

My heart was gently rapping like it never rapped before



Presently, my thoughts grew stronger, hesitating then no longer

Notes of rhyme began to scatter on my desk and on the floor

30/30 was beguiling and at first it kept me smiling

The poetic juices flowing, inspiration did outpour



The prize of consolation was the comments adulation

Then a writer’s block came stealing, and on my nerves it wore

I say, without defending, to hubbers no offending

Elated that it’s ending, quote the raven

Nevermore!

adavis-2012



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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Ahhh no writer's block here on your hub! Very witty and your talent shines through my dear friend.

Loved it

Sunnie


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very funny and apt parody! Great!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ann, you have taken me to and fro with all the different poems that you have put up on the pages for this challenge. thanks for the ride , Lady!! It has been a long month, you are almost done, you are going out with a bang i see.!!

Love Ya

Michael


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Excellent !!a poem a day challenge drawing to an end. I enjoyed throroughly reading your poems and many others. A treat for poets and poetry lovers.Voted up.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I think we are both back from writers block. Loved you poem. Vote up and beautiful, Joyce your friend.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Joyce, welcome back.

vellur, Thanks for the vote and comment.

Michael, yes, I admit, I jumped around with my thoughts on this challenge. Very stimulating. You have stood by me on every one. Thank you very much.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

xstatic, what is your name? Thanks for the comment.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I was hoping that darn block would not come back, but a bit of inspiration crept in. Thank you Sunnie.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted awesome, Ann. Great parody that leaves us all thinking: is she or is she not as warped as we are?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Congrats, Ann, I know exactly how you feel. I tried to do 30 jokes for the month of April but will be more than content with 20 - two to go.

This was clever, m'dear.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Very cute Ann! It seems that block or no, you have managed quite well--


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks Audrey, it certainly stretched my thinking a little.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Oh this is a great one. Congratulations. Is it time for you to relax a bit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Yaaa, I guess I'll do that wetnose. Thanks for the cheers along the way.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

This is so true, what a great parody of a great poem. I love it, we are right at the finish line do you think we will get any last minute inspiration that can lead us out with a bang?


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This was so clever and no you definitely do not have writers block! lol! wonderful! voted and shared, nell


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Your talent shows through on this one, Ann. Love the way you wrote this, it is a inspirational.


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

This was very good I enjoyed it. Maybe I'll try one of these challenges one day once the kids are grown. For now I'll just write when I can and not worry about it when I can not. I gave you a vote up, and awesome; and shared.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Loved this. Wonderful job. I don't suppose your related in any way to Poe somewhere down the line. lol


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Gypsy, I had a brother named Edgar, and an Uncle Poe, hummmm, maybe I should look into that. ha ha.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

dmop, glad you enjoyed my last poem of the 30 day challenge. You go ahead and take care of those kids, the poems can wait, besides, they will give you a lot of things to write about. Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

teaches, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I value what you say.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Nell, No, I never had writer's block, I was just poking fun at the challenge. Thank you for votes and for sharing. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Jamie, I'm done, man. That was my last one. Finished! Kaput! So long. Goodbye.

Enjoyed the run with you. Ann


Sueswan 4 years ago

Great job Ann!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I'm laughing, Poe's laughing. Nevermore indeed. You did great with this challenge.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

had the real poem set to memory

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