The Darksome Poet


What rhymes with blue erasers? Nothing that I know.
Ask the thirty thirsty pencils that live down below.
 
Perhaps the smallest pencil is longer than you think,
And knows the word you’re looking for, written in red ink.
 
I believe that snips and scraps, at least not more than three,
Can be used to slit your throat, or make poetry.
 
I know my tale has ended in a dark and somber way,
But I am a darksome poet, so what more can I say?

 
  
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #215
 
More Poetry Pantry #481 at Poets United

Posted on May 26, 2019, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    I once rhymed pencil and landfill. They don’t fill up the landfill just disappear when they’re done. I like that they erase our mistakes. This was a fun read. I especially like the part where snips and scraps could be used for writing poetry or slitting your throat. I think I’m darksome too.

  2. Rhymes are not easy and looking hard to the blue erasure
    you will cut yourself on words as sharp as razors.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I do try to watch out for sharp words, although I don’t always succeed.

      On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 8:51 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  3. How i love this! Grinning.

  4. This one made me smile! ❤️

  5. Ah, this definitely was darker than your usual fare! And – alas – I hope the snips and scraps are used for making poetry. Smiles.

  6. Oh that dark shift was indeed surprising.
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today

    Much💙love

  7. Oh that dark shift was indeed surprising.
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today

    Much💙love

  8. The cutting red lingers… ouch.

  9. Welcome to the dark side, my friend…red ink and all!

  10. Here was I hoping there would be “Boys in Red Blazers” as an afterthought to your rhyming block.

  11. J Cosmo Newbery

    Nice. Sneaky but nice.

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