Brian Mayo

Gold Star - 12,347 Points (1960)

My Great And Terrific Poem - Poem by Brian Mayo

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Form: Free Verse

Comments about My Great And Terrific Poem by Brian Mayo

  • Souren Mondal (2/18/2016 10:06:00 AM)

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

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  • Bri Edwards (12/13/2015 8:56:00 PM)

    duh! enjambment? ?
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    [en-jam-muh nt, -jamb-]
    • Word Origin
    noun, plural enjambments
    [en-jam-muh nts, -jamb-] (Show IPA) . Prosody.
    the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
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    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
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    Brian Mayo (12/13/2015 10:34:00 PM)

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

  • Wes Vogler (11/18/2015 3:38:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

    Brian Mayo (12/13/2015 10:37:00 PM)

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

  • (11/8/2015 3:11:00 AM)

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

    Brian Mayo (12/13/2015 10:38:00 PM)

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

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/1/2015 10:50:00 AM)

    Very cleverly and wisely depicted this poem. It is really the terrific one. Thrilling expression I adore it. Thanks for sharing. .....10 (Report) Reply

  • Alan W. Jankowski (10/29/2015 2:56:00 AM)

    Yeah, let us know when you're done with it...or maybe we'll just hear about it on the evening news...either way, I'm sure it will be great...after all, you told us so yourself... (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/27/2015 8:51:00 AM)

    Writing a great and terrific poem is as easy and as simple
    As popping a great big red and purple pimple.
    Just stick in that pen and let it unload;
    And OUT...that great poem will quickly explode!
    (Report) Reply

    Brian Mayo (10/27/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    Ah, but what if that pimple's on your new best friend
    and it's not upon his face but his opposite end?

  • (10/27/2015 3:33:00 AM)

    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!
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    (10/28/2015 5:00:00 PM)

    Referring to your out-of-box topic as satyrical (or ambiguous ) expression of poet self illusion, I surmised that styling formats (rules) expected for in-box topics may not be relevant here. The freshness of your „relativistic“ (and curing) approach is what really counts. An image of earth from the moon.

    Brian Mayo (10/27/2015 8:48:00 PM)

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

  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/26/2015 6:21:00 PM)

    Brian, you are the greatest poet that I have ever seen on PoemHunter. You're really terrific and so is this poem! There are others of yours I like better, but this one is pretty good. Of course, I might have a couple of suggestions for improving its artistic merit...hmmmm. First of all, the title...well, the title is descriptive, but its awfully repetitive. I don't see how the repetition of the title helps the poem all that much...and well, I might think about changing it if I were you. Also, in the first stanza, you use the poetic term, enjambment...Well, there isn't really any of that in this poem..and well, I don't know if you should refer to this term if you don't even use it...EVER! Finally, this poem does not rhyme....of if there is rhyme, it is merely incidental. Therefore, I would also suggest you put in some intentional rhyming here. Finally, I'm into cartoons. Maybe you could draw a cartoon and take a picture of it and then put it at the bottom of the poem. Well, after all that, I'm thinking this poem isn't really all that great and terrific after all. I mean, I think I'M really the BEST poet here and MY poem will be greater and terrificer....after I write it. Im so sorry Brian..keep trying. Maybe next time? ;) (Report) Reply

    Brian Mayo (10/26/2015 7:10:00 PM)

    You had me at me at ever seen.
    My eyes glazed over after that and I missed most of what else you wrote.
    You do make an interesting point, though. Or at least I assume you did, as I didn't really read it- -but you're a smart girl so I figure there's gotta be something up ^^ there I could paste in my hat and reference in a pinch... Can you put it in fewer words? Maybe haiku form?

  • (10/26/2015 5:20:00 PM)

    I'm so happy, can't wait to read it.. (Report) Reply

    Brian Mayo (10/27/2015 8:48:00 PM)

    neither can I.

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