Don'T Ask Me To Write A Poem Poem by Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)

Don'T Ask Me To Write A Poem

Rating: 4.8


Poems are tricky expressions
It’s obvious you’re oblivious to that
Put one single word out of line
And the whole thing could go kersplat!
Similes are as difficult as quantum physics
Metaphors freeze my brain
Alliteration makes me mad
Personification beats me up with a cane
And rhyming! Don’t talk about rhyming!
Don’t even dream of mentioning that
Now, what shall I rhyme “that” with?
Wombat, muskrat or doormat?
I've had my share of verbal irony
When I’m told writing poems are a walk in the park
Sarcasm is oh, so fun!
Poetry sure is not about shooting in the dark
Onomatopoeia makes me hiss
Oxymorons are purely disgusting
Assonances send a sharp blast to my head
Repetitions are boring, are boring
Don’t ask me to write a poem
Don’t tell me to dish out a verse
Don’t beg me to pull out a sonnet
Like I've hidden it somewhere in my purse
Don’t expect me to break out in rhyme
It’s not like I have them stocked in my shelf
If you need a poem that badly
Why don’t you write one yourself?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Red Soul 05 July 2018

A wonderful write. Very clever and imaginative. Thanks for sharing.

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Jazib Kamalvi 24 September 2017

A nice poetic imagination, Risha. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks

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Liza Sudina 26 September 2015

Risha, you are a genius!

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Kavya . 07 December 2013

full and nice utilisation of figures of speech.........well written.........

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Gajanan Mishra 29 June 2013

really a great write, thanks Risha, Your style heart beat. I invite you to read my poems and comment.

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