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Quote The Raven - A Parody

Updated on April 27, 2012

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




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    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      had the real poem set to memory

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      6 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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      6 years ago

      Great job Ann!

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

      Enjoyed the run with you. Ann

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 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

    • dmop profile image


      6 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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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

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

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      Nell Rose 

      6 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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 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?

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      6 years ago from Alabama

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks Audrey, it certainly stretched my thinking a little.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

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

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 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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      Deb Hirt 

      6 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?

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 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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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 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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      6 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


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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very funny and apt parody! Great!

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

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

      Loved it



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