Georgios Venetopoulos

Gold Star - 7,719 Points (Athens, Greece)

Elegant Giraffes (Old) - Poem by Georgios Venetopoulos

He wondered if his verse was made for mules
and chickens cackling their jazzy tales,
composing dull sonnets was chased by bulls,
by elegant giraffes and crazy snails.

Amid the donkeys, in his country cot,
while gulping spirits the pig-farmer writes;
his scrawl becomes a cultivated naught
and straight he quaffs one more for his insights.

The detrimental muse of his confused
absconding inspiration, though, evades
his verses that were alcohol-abused
and drinking up the Absinth liquor, fades.

The prompting advent of a healthy burp
made pigs and chickens to comment 'superb'!

Topic(s) of this poem: sonnet, verse, iambic pentameter

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© 06-27-2013, G. Venetopoulos, All Rights Reserved

Comments about Elegant Giraffes (Old) by Georgios Venetopoulos

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/27/2013 9:33:00 AM)

    Inspiring poem, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 19, 2017

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