Cretan Maineiac

Rookie - 4 Points (April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

Know Holds Bard - Poem by Cretan Maineiac

To fix a headlock on a
metaphor, or
clamp a full nelson on a

simile, body slam a weak
double-entendre &
choke the life out of a

forced rhyme. To get a toe hold on a
trochee, apply an
armlock that brings a

cliche to its knees, dropp an elbow on
trite alliteration, or
execute a powerbomb as easily as

coining a phrase. To lay the smackdown on
doggerel, and fling a
timeworn platitude from the ring, bridge

out of a writer's
block, pin

that cringing flowery sentiment &
celebrate that
seamless rhyme as the

referee slaps the
mat with that triplet coda &
calls for the bell

fresh and sharp as a sapling sprouting new
looming over your flattened foe
as the oak stands awesome and true.

Poetry and wrestling, each an art
not easily mastered,
like shaping a schooner from fresh-cut wood
or a god from alabaster.

Comments about Know Holds Bard by Cretan Maineiac

  • Lee Degnan (1/2/2008 5:50:00 PM)

    Haha, very cool, CM... you are so clever!
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  • Emancipation Planz (9/28/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    I know some of these moves
    and surely, surely
    the Bard knows holds
    he plays them beautifully
    and squeezes them bold... (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (9/18/2007 10:25:00 PM)

    Chris -

    I guess this answers the question, ' have we compared everything to everything else yet? ' Here's a new one!

    Fine work............Thanks, Cheryl (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (9/15/2007 11:35:00 AM)

    You clever thing... t x (Report) Reply

  • Ted Sheridan (9/15/2007 10:15:00 AM)

    A ten from me my friend (Report) Reply

  • Goldy Locks (9/15/2007 9:23:00 AM)

    Reminds me of Carl Rakosi. Spirit, flair and such wisdom, cleverosity. Call those points of grammar, writing into questioning ~ it's our duty to keep them on their toes! !

    Astounding! stay fresh, sjg (Report) Reply

  • Firoze Shakir Bollywoods Most Wanted Poet Of India (9/15/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    Poetry and wrestling, each an art
    not easily mastered,
    like shaping a schooner from fresh-cut wood
    or a god from alabaster

    master forgive me
    i am unlearning poetry (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 9, 2011

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