Gol McAdam

Worse Verse - Poem by Gol McAdam

This rhyming gives me so much grief
Like something rapping in the head,
And what I would say can’t be said:
The metre beggars all belief.

Is it that I should start afresh
With something else? Yes, that might do.
New style and meaning could ring true
If rhyme and rhythm would enmesh.

Yet still the clumsiest words remain
And won’t come right try as I may.
This poem is dead they seem to say,
Begin again, again, again.

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  • (10/15/2005 9:45:00 AM)

    Gol, it is funny but when I saw the title on this poem, I knew it had to be yours. Who says we don't know one another here on PH? This poem hits a note with those of us who try to perfect rhyme and metre...and you did it well.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, May 28, 2010

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