Monday, April 06, 2009

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

The gauntlet was down, he said with a smile
He’d seen all my verses and kept them on file
"Let’s see what you find to rhyme with Dimitri."
And the best I could do was resort to symmetry


quilly said...

"Is that the best you can do?" He said with a grin.
"That is such a lame rhyme, you know it won't win."
Then he took out his knife and sliced up Dimitri,
And layered him in those dishes
named petri.

Hi, I am Breeze said...

haha...I was just thinking..wait..what about "petri"


ArneA said...

With compliment and a proposed link

kaye said...

nicely done, good response quilly

Fireblossom said...

In secret we met-

In silence I grieve

That thy heart could forget,

Thy spirit deceive.

If I should meet Dimitri

After long years,

How should I greet thee?

With silence and tears.

Fireblossom said...

^^ with apologies to George Gordon, Lord Byron

Willow said...

One of my favorites so far!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Ha! :) Well done.

SweetPeaSurry said...

As always ... most excellent!

74WIXYgrad said...

To file these poems said his wife
You look like one who needs a life
Shook her head and asked with glee
What the heck grows on the meat tree

hitchwriter said...


thats quite good you know !

Nessa said...

Yeah, but what can you do with orange?

Lee said...

Your absolute best, David! But now I'm going spend all day trying to think up rhymes for Dimitri. LOL

How about entry, sentry, or pleasantry?

Shadow said...


Cath said...

Very good. Quilly's response is good too.
The talent bar is too high here. :)

GreenJello said...

There once was a man named Dimitri,
Whose conversation revolved around pleasantry.
His demeanor, amicable...
His manners, impeccable!
A true gentleman of the bourgeoisie.

Janet said...

Very impressive!

Eddie Bluelights said...

last line could be:

"Rashion cakes and sweets, to slim, eat three!"

Well, I tried! Eddie