Write your name outside the box;
Help your neighbor mend her socks.
If you use your white paint first,
Things will go from worse to worst.
Anything on page sixteen
Will remain, by Jove, unseen.
Sentences are like a thread
Leading to the living dead.
Letters written by one’s hand
Are most certain to withstand
All the ravages of time,
Quite unlike this awful rhyme.

Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #187
More Poetry Pantry #428 at Poets United

Posted on November 11, 2018, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. These made me smile, especially page sixteen, by Jove.

  2. methinks you are mistaken
    your rhyme is good by jove
    today i’m doin’ some bakin’
    on my new electric stove
    i’m not inviting my neighbour in
    or intending to mend her socks
    you should see the frightful state of her bins
    and her scones are as hard as rocks

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, how deliciously wicked is your rhyme! 🙂

      On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 8:17 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. These made me smile… aphorisms can be an interesting form… hmm that would be fun.

  4. This was fun to read – not awful at all. Inspires me to try my hand at rhyming just for fun.

  5. Oh you had me laughing right up until the last stanza then I smiled and nodded yes, writing in our own hand is so much more powerful to test the hands of time.

  6. Writing poetry is an escape from the stupidity of life and yours appear ideal in the way you can explode quietly with humorous words…and at the same pleasing your readers.

  7. Oh this was so delightful to read 😊 makes me want to try it out myself ❤ Beautifully done.

  8. So true that letters by hand will stand the test of time. Doubt that many emails of today will do the same! Others were enjoyable reads as well, but that one stuck with me.

  9. Love it! I still love to write letters

  10. I love these. You almost convince me they are genuine old folk sayings that have been around forever.

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