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  Why not?
by Regina Pounds
Monday, February 24, 2003
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for the fun of it - again

Poems don't need to rhyme

 All they need is a meter

Then why do mine?

'Cause I drink coffee by the liter

Now, what sort of reasoning is that?

Oh, just the sort that makes me feel bad

It does not! It does too!

So, what! As long as I entertain you.

Ah, you say, but this isn't worth beans

Nah, say I, so it only seems

But look I made you read this far and I'm not even touting my book

I whiled away your time and mine

You needn't ponder a thing this time

Happy or sad

Aha, you say, for that I am glad.

See? It isn't just me

Who needs a break from all the woe

You, too, my friend, could do with a little glee

Wasting your time just once

may set you free.


copyright 2003 RDP 




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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/22/2009
Awesome!!!!!! Very well done..and I loved every single line..Who wouldn't read this charming piece right to the end?

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 12/7/2008
Oh, dear, oh dear, you made me laugh!
Read meter without getting shocked!!
[Pun on meter-get it?] Makin'me clap,
you rascal, you! And by the way, you rock!

Happy Holi-daze!! Love, Phyllis

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/15/2006
Delightful, Gina. Thanks for the smiles. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/20/2004

A very entertaining write - well-delivered verse ... outstanding!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 9/3/2004
Right you are, Regina. Made me smile. Play is not a waste of time, is it? Word play or otherwise, keeping the child and whimsy alive in us all, at any age.
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 6/15/2004
so what?
why not!
Excellent little piece of writing. Enjoyed it very much.
Reviewed by Mary Deal 7/2/2003
A little glee? It's been so long I wouldn't know it if it struck me. Fun read!
Reviewed by Sheila Holloway 4/5/2003
cute and whimsical.just what we need at this time..keep up the good work
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/30/2003
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/14/2003
ah splendid
Reviewed by Heidi Klein (Reader) 3/11/2003
Very refreshing and fun Gina ... this work of yours leaves a smile on my face ... Heidi
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 3/1/2003
IT'S ONLY LIFE after ALL! This is a very INTELLEGENT spark of light, very well done, INDEED!
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 2/26/2003
This is a great poem. Enjoyed it ~Trish~
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/26/2003
I agree, poems don't need to rhyme, just with good rhythm and meter!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 2/25/2003
So true poems never need to rhymn unless that is what comes from the poets feelings rhymning or not its all considered poetry
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 2/24/2003
Love that ending...Great work indeed......Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/24/2003
This is so good love the flow.
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