Esther Leclerc

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Doggerel, Drivel And Dreck (Oh My) - Poem by Esther Leclerc

Dreck writes itself,
caring not, says 'What the heck'
to all this rot - - that is, the thought
that words can mean an awful
lot or that they arise from a
Place that can't be sought.

Now, Drivel differs in that it suffers
emotional leaks plus annoying squeaks,
stealing furtive peeks at others' works
for 'inspiration' (see plagiarization) ,
failing (silly jerk) to capture
the rapture of original quirk.

Alas, not forgotten, unfortunately,
there is but one more entity:
Doggerel, doggedly determined to
be embraced like dogma by you
and me - - less of which said the better
for much like a wet woolen sweater,
Doggerel and Kin stink high up to
heaven, sticking itch-i-ly to poetic skin.

As Fate dictates, the writer is
the last to know, always,
that D., D. & D.has him/her
by trembling toe as,
dear Friend in Poetry,
I well should know (alas) -!


Comments about Doggerel, Drivel And Dreck (Oh My) by Esther Leclerc

  • (2/17/2007 9:55:00 AM)

    You had fun writing that, I'll bet - - -
    and I had fun reading that!
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  • (11/28/2006 2:06:00 AM)

    This is fun. We need more of this. (Report) Reply

  • (7/7/2006 3:15:00 PM)

    Esther, this is great! I love the rhythm and music (Lamont would cringe, I know) of it. Very original and funny. (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2006 1:38:00 AM)

    Esther, What fun! I love your use of alliteration and rhyme in this satirical expose of bad poetry. I particularly enjoyed your expression 'emotional leaks'. Very clever. I have a soft spot for doggerel, provided that it's clever and well constructed. Otherwise it's dog sh....t. Thanks for giving me a good laugh! love, Allie XX (Report) Reply

  • (5/19/2006 8:59:00 AM)

    Oh my, indeed! This is sooooo funny, Esther. I loved every word!
    Sandra, still laughing
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  • (5/18/2006 7:51:00 PM)

    I love this! I wish I had written it. I must say I love all the aspects of poetry, rhyme, rhythm, voice, color, (well, you know) . You are one of my favorites, although I don't log on or comment as often as I should. A+
    Thanks, Myra's Sister :) ,
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  • Ernestine Northover (5/14/2006 4:16:00 PM)

    What a lovely explanation of words that are in a way unkind. Very well written and a pleasure to read. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2006 5:36:00 AM)

    Loved this Esther! Such a great sense of rhythm, the words tumbled along, each one perfectly chosen - a poem to be read aloud for sure. Warmest wishes Justine. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (5/13/2006 11:05:00 AM)

    Esther, thanks for the lesson in poetry... I'll have to watch my 'd's, as well as my 'p's and 'q's. Good write! !
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  • (5/11/2006 12:15:00 PM)

    And here I thought this was going to be all about our Forum D.D.&D, but you have zapped us all in one poem. Ha..loved this D. D. & D. composition (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2006 2:51:00 PM)

    Funny, clever, and vastly creative. Kudos to you, Esther! ! !
    PS: I think the title 'Dreck, Drivel, and Doggerel' would be more fitting, but it's up to you.
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  • (5/6/2006 3:10:00 PM)

    Good point, Duncan, and I do love a good heartfelt poem; you know it! Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2006 1:38:00 PM)

    Only hear, without fear for all that is dear to your heart,
    Love duncan XXX
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  • (5/5/2006 10:10:00 PM)

    A new one from Est! Yeah! Very creative, you at your best! -chuck (Report) Reply

  • Charles M Moore (5/5/2006 7:15:00 PM)

    Excellent and cleverly put poetic verse, a credit to the site. (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 5:54:00 PM)

    I can only agree with Wendy. Lady E, it is a joy to watch you evolving.10 from your Scottish pal.
    Anna xxx
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 18, 2006

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