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The Worst of Rhymes in the Worst of Times

Slides exist, along with swings—
So do birds with broken wings.
Test the syrup in the cup.
If it’s bitter, lap it up.
Don’t despair when despots rule.
One day they’ll be dead—how cool!
Break bad habits or they’ll last
Even after your life’s past.
Happy are the ones who do
Homework by the rules—it’s true!
First or last, last or first,
These rhymes are the very worst!

Pretty bad couplets © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Morning twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

not a breath of wind
to hasten the sun’s rising—
teacup leaks despair

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Pine tree, Apache County, Northern Arizona

from a wounded pine
two golden rivers flowing
freighted with despair

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #304
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