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Poetry (poem)

Updated on August 25, 2012

A rhyme in time a beat

Confused then I’ll repeat

If you guessed six then neat

Next lesson should be treat


Let’s take a look at rhyme

It doesn’t rhyme with Rhine

The difference sublime

Like cheap and subtle wine


A stanza should be clear

I’ve chosen four lines here

Use more or less don’t fear

Another break is near


Now what is on your mind

Use words and beat entwined

But if you stray you’ll find

Good critics should be kind


And draw your readers in

By making their minds spin

A tear perchance a grin

In poetry no sin


I’ve left this little clue

A ditty oh it’s true

But now it’s almost through

The rest is up to you


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    • Ann1Az2 profile image


      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Wow, this was kind of like Norman Rockwell painting himself! Great poem, my friend.

      Well done and voted up.

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      6 years ago from Delhi

      Though very very witty, but it is true

      conveyed the message, you wanted to,

      clear stanza with rhyme is really better

      readers drew in and happy 'the hatter !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Awesome and clever. Love the rhyme and rhythm.

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      6 years ago

      Very witty and informative. Any poems I try my hand at never rhyme because I see feelings in different kind of ways. However, your poems are a blessing and much loved.


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      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      Perfect poem for poets ^_^ wonderful as usual! Voted a bunch ^_^

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      6 years ago

      Very clever poem about......the poem, enjoyed this:-))

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nice, clever, and encouraging. All the votes! Well done!

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      How refreshing and inspiring. A ditty on how to write a rhyming poem. I love this poem. Well done!

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      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very good. Vote up.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Raising the bar!!! Great write Martin!

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      Kristin Kaldahl 

      6 years ago

      I like it as well!! Funny too. :) I voted up and awesome also. :)

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      6 years ago

      Liked it very much!

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and awesome!

      Loved your poetry lesson. It is undoubtedly superb. Sharing and pinning it.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Awesome and up. You did a fantastic job with teaching the elements of a poem!

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hmmm....let me think about it for a little while, be back with a riddle and a smile :)

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      i don't know haiku from sonnet,

      but i know that Martin's 'On it'!

      with his knowledge and his wit,

      His poems i cannot quit!

      And this one's no exception!

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Mh -

      I'll do my best you see

      to please and write as thee

      thanks to advice and time

      to help us better rhyme

      Thanks Teach! Shall work to please!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for the poetry lesson, Hatter! Clever!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very clever Martin! Great job!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Mhatter, you made my head swim! Great job on the poetry lesson! :)

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Wow Mhatter! A cool poetry lesson, I 've got a Smith and Wesson, We can always shoot the breeze, unless it's an early freeze. Regards, snakeslane

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      Lisa Chronister 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I liked this, it certainly had a nice flow, but that was the point right! I voted up and awesome!


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