Chuck Audette

Rookie - 59 Points (Poetry Hell, Vermont)

A Tall Tale

Poem by Chuck Audette

To the heavens they would rise
my yarns, excuses, alibis.
Such tall tales I could tell
and all constructed very well
I built them grand and I kept them neat
enjoying life in the penthouse suite
so imagine my surprise
when I tripped on one small lie
I bumbled,
I stumbled
and over the edge I tumbled
flailing past my fabled glories
I've fallen now - 100 stories!
hey!
I think at that, a reader laughed
and gave me a nice updraft!
I need another, very fast!
the distance to the truth now halved!
I sense a smile.. and there - a grin!
Thank you! I'm going up again!
Wonderful lady, kindly sir
never more will I err
your mercy I will long remember
Re-elect me this Novembeeer!


Comments about A Tall Tale by Chuck Audette

  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/29/2016 4:29:00 AM)

    With a long tail. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan LacovaraSusan Lacovara (3/22/2014 6:23:00 PM)

    What better than a wee bit of humor, that we can laugh at the bumbling of us all....You have such command o the stories you tell. I am new fan....PEACE(Report)Reply

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  • Karen Sinclair (7/19/2012 2:57:00 PM)

    Brilliantly clever! you painted white crisp shirts and wings only to reveal the true political gift of the gab and how gullible they see us mere mortals.....cheers karen(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra MartyresSandra Martyres (10/28/2009 11:09:00 PM)

    Love your rhyming skills Chuck...you do it with style and humour too...like Patti I too have a huge grin on my face...(Report)Reply

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  • Patti Masterman (10/22/2009 10:53:00 AM)

    Gee I'm smiling so big I know I must look stupid (but at least nobody can see it) .(Report)Reply

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  • Robert E Hann (10/6/2009 6:08:00 PM)

    I do enjoy your gift of rhyme.
    So many poems, so little time.
    But I'll be back I promise you.
    Because I am a rhymer too.
    Robert(Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Walters (9/15/2009 12:50:00 PM)

    I like the beat to this one...very fast and it lifted me along with it.

    Ruthy(Report)Reply

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  • Duh Huh (6/10/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    This poem has all the ingredients for great reading. A very astute observation about politics with a substantial injection of down to goodness humour. I love it. Thank you for sharing. :)(Report)Reply

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  • Linda WinchellLinda Winchell (12/8/2008 3:24:00 PM)

    Bravo! ! A very nice tall tale! ! ! ! Ten! Linda(Report)Reply

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  • David Desantis (6/6/2008 1:26:00 PM)

    hahahha a poet politician eh? ? I loved it, great job as always(Report)Reply

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  • Patricia Gale (3/12/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Thanks for the laugh... much needed this time of year.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (11/7/2007 10:58:00 AM)

    Hey! Hey!
    Well written, enjoyed it very much. Shall read more.
    Adeline(Report)Reply

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  • Alfredo Jacques (9/4/2007 1:45:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful poem very funny thank you for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Not a member No 4 (3/19/2007 5:05:00 PM)

    You're very generous Charles: a politician telling the truth about lying! But, hey, it's very inventive, very funny, and has craft in spades. jim(Report)Reply

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  • jack russell (9/7/2006 10:55:00 AM)

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh...how I love politicians...not! ! Billions of people...and only the politicians out of step...makes you wonder :) May they choke on their words...
    Undiluted truth!
    Jack :)(Report)Reply

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  • Nalini Hebbar (7/7/2006 3:27:00 PM)

    you have my indian vote too for all its worth...this poem is great...from the first line to the last...i enjoyed it...love...nalini(Report)Reply

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (4/6/2006 3:25:00 PM)

    Charles, how about, . 'Read my lips... no new taxes.' Or, 'I did not have sexual relations with...' Or, that thing about weapons of mass destruction? Well, you get the point! Awesome Poem! !(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Naylor (3/26/2006 1:12:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem very much! You demonstrated superb skill in controlling
    the speed of your poem. I loved the humor, imagination and fanciful imagery.(Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/15/2006 1:29:00 PM)

    Very open and very clever words.You have put alot into this.Thankyou for sharing your art.Love Duncan(Report)Reply

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  • Linda HepnerLinda Hepner (3/14/2006 1:33:00 AM)

    I guess we are all politics, and politics is us! Enjoyed this a lot, Charles!
    L(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 5, 2006