My Great And Terrific Poem Poem by Brian Mayo

My Great And Terrific Poem

Rating: 5.0


I’d like to tell everyone about
the great poem I’m going to be writing
very soon.
It’s really going to be terrific.
I don’t want to reveal too much
but I promise you
it will contain many great words and terrific poetic
phrases and I’m sure as you’re reading it you
will be very impressed with
how terrific it is.
You will say to yourself,
“Golly, this is really great! ” or
“Whoa, this guy’s a terrific writer…! ” or even,
“Boy Howdy! Did you see that enjambment? ”

After you finish reading
my great poem, many
of you will feel something
akin to jealousy.
That’s okay.
It’s a normal human
reaction- -especially after viewing a poem as
terrific as the one I’m going
to be writing.
It’s important that you recognize
talent like mine is a fluke- -an
incredibly rare and precious gift
that the common man (you) will never
fully understand.
Your only option is
to marvel at my greatness and try like hell to copy my terrific style…
You’ll fail, of course, but it’s okay- -I realize
you have to try.

I can’t wait to get started…
I mean, the sooner I finish,
the sooner the accolades will pour-in.

It’s really going to be great.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: poetry
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Neran Sati 27 October 2015

when you joke about your doing, should you apply rules, the same rules? visiting moon did we apply for visa? and the earth looks much nicer!

2 0 Reply
Brian Mayo 27 October 2015

I never joke. And what rules? There are no rules in poetry.

0 0 Reply
Bri Edwards 16 August 2021

I'M STILL WAITING. ;) BRI

0 0 Reply
Souren Mondal 18 February 2016

You are a hoot Brian! ! Don't know how I skipped this one... Perfection and a 10 - :)

1 0 Reply
Bri Edwards 13 December 2015

duh! enjambment? ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - enjambment [en-jam-muh nt, -jamb-] • Word Origin noun, plural enjambments [en-jam-muh nts, -jamb-] (Show IPA) . Prosody. 1. the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ok, but what IS “syntactical”? ? some sort of flying dinosaur? ? ? “You’ll fail, of course, ” ……………this got a devilish chuckle out of me. [are you sure YOU aren’t ME? oh, yeah, “syntactical” ………I wouldn’t have used it ‘cause I never heard of it! ] speaking of “great”, this would do very well in Section B of ‘my’ “a showcase for PH poets” for December. how about it? bri :) to MyPoemList

1 0 Reply
Brian Mayo 13 December 2015

Go for it; what's the worst that could happen- -I get famous? :)

0 0 Reply
Wes Vogler 18 November 2015

I don't have to say a thing. Pamela nailed you to the mast (With double-shotted guns WS Gilbert) You two poets help to keep this site alive. Brian, this was one of those why didn't I think of that things. Congratulations.. It was Mel Brooksian (high praise indeed) thanks guys and gals. Glad I visited a 10

1 0 Reply
Brian Mayo 13 December 2015

Thanks, Wes. Very nice comments, friend. No worries; you'll think of the next one. :)

0 0 Reply
Simone Inez Harriman 08 November 2015

Loved your poem Brian. I'm sure it will be an absolute stunner :)

1 0 Reply
Brian Mayo 13 December 2015

It is. it knocked me unconscious after the first line, but I persevered. See Reflection.

0 0 Reply
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Brian Mayo

Brian Mayo

Grand Rapids Michigan
Close
Error Success