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.


    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:


  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


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


  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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