Flying Lemming

Rookie - 95 Points (England)

The Perils Of Owning A Rhyming Dictionary

Poem by Flying Lemming

I walked down the street
Following my feet
Down the road I went
My hair was flocculent (1)

I went in a café
That was on my way
I ordered some fries
And began to gormandise (2)

That didn’t scratch my itch
I dreamed of a whole flitch (3)
Almost swallowed my spoon
May have an entozoon (4)

Then I wandered home
My jacket very roan (5)
I didn’t get too far
Felt I had a fistula (6)

I looked towards the sun
Shining like molybdenum (7)
Not sure where I should be
Like my mind is a heptarchy (8)


When you write a poem or verse try to use your own voice
Speak as you speak in general speech that’s always the best choice
Using long words to sound very smart can have a lot of appeal
But, like a cow on a skateboard, it will look cool, but it won’t look real

(1) like tufts of wool
(2) eat fast or like a glutton
(3) side of bacon
(4) internal parasite
(5) (of horses) a coat where the main colour is thickly mixed with another
(6) pipe like ulcer
(7) silver white metallic element
(8) ruled by seven

Comments about The Perils Of Owning A Rhyming Dictionary by Flying Lemming

  • Daniel Wheeler (5/1/2008 4:59:00 PM)

    i liked it alot. i also liked the cow on a skateboard.(Report)Reply

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  • Emancipation Planz (11/23/2007 2:36:00 AM)

    Hi Fly / touch the sky /
    liked the tone / away it roamed xxx(Report)Reply

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  • rachael richmond (11/14/2007 4:11:00 PM)

    nothing flocculent about this poem, lemming.....very clever...rachael(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011