Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

I was in my "element" during chemistry classes
I enjoyed lab experiments that ended in farces
Copper and cobalt and carbon had me beamin’
At the end of the day I’d be Californium dreamin

10 comments:

C. Michael Cox said...

I like the whimsical quotes around element - they add a mischeviousness that sets the tone for the poem. The third line was a little disappointing, though. Copper, cobalt, carbon, and... I was hoping for another C-oh sound combination.

Sylvia K said...

Thanks for the giggle to make my evening!

Muthering Heights said...

If I were in school, that would sooooo go on the front of my chem textbook!

GutsyWriter said...

Very clever. I didn't associate chemistry with poetry, but now I do.

Pouty Lips said...

This is my favorite "Verse And Worse" since I started reading two months ago. It reminds me of someone who is always scheming to create the unusual but he shall remain nameless. tee-hee

introspection said...

Your chemistry class poetry is full of Metals, & Element.
Carbon is extra...!

Annie said...

David..your poem is quite timely. I am the mother of 3 scientists scattered over the globe. One of them, my daughter, is in NY.

I have been interested to read of some news regarding women scientists...and have come upon this very interesting article

http://flickamawa.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/you-cant-live-on-500k-in-this-town-bull/

which I thought might interest you...may provide much thought for many in today's economic climate, and may be suitable for your post of the day?

You know me already as, Annie

ps Hope the link works...drop a comment on my blog if it doesn't!

Simon said...

At last I've found a poet operating at my level. That's a compliment - honest.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I was definitely OUT of my element!

Woman in a Window said...

Does your mind ever just stop?
Nope. Didn't think so.