Monday, April 1, 2013

Aprils Fools!

Today is the first day of April, and April is National Poetry Month. I'm glad that I enjoy writing poetry after disliking it for many years from having to dissect it in college. The one poem that made me not see the beauty and emotion in poetry, and to stay away from it for so long, was The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot. The first line of the poem is APRIL is the cruelest month

I am going to attempt a poem a day. They’ll be rough drafts of poems in traditional form and free verse. Here is my first attempt. Tongue Twister Poetry – Poetry that ties your tongue when read out loud. It does not need to rhyme.

April Fools

April Fool’s is about cruel spools of
jokes about folks of different strokes.
Trap a chap into a flat full of bubble wrap.
Friends clap to see the chap collapse.

Tweet Pete for a treat to eat
down the street in the window seat
then be discreet and retreat so Pete
takes the heat for all the meat.

Buy twelve pies for dieting Di
and watch her weight grow times eight.
Her thighs, bigger than Shanghai,
with a butt the size of Kuwait.

Play and pay this day of cliché
for it displays dismay for the game
of prey that make friendships decay
because today you went astray.

Fools and Poetry,


  1. If you pretend this is a rap, it suddenly becomes a little easier to say. A little. And also makes a pretty killer rap, I should add. You should copyright this before all of the rappers steal, "Her thighs are bigger than Shanghai."

    1. I read it as a rap and it is easier. :) Thanks for comment and tip.

  2. This makes my brain hurt.

    1. I've been trying to say it fast, but my tongue gets twisted.

  3. Alliteration is always just the thing for getting one's tongue twisted :) Looking forward to reading your poem a day for National Poetry Month. Perhaps another book of verse is in the making?

  4. Thanks, Jeri. I don't know about another book of verse. We'll see how I hold up for the month. :)

  5. This was great! Made me smile on a morning when I don't particularly feel like doing so.

    I've been out of town for a family wedding/spring break vacation and I'm finding it hard to get back to the internet world of blogging. I'm so glad for the reminder that April is poetry month... That will help me come up with something to blog about, so thanks. :) And I'll look forward to reading your daily entries!

    1. Aw, glad I made you smile.

      I'm assuming you had a great time and I don't blame you getting back to the internet. When I'm away from a computer, I feel free. It's the day-to-day that shackles me to the computer.