Hey! Just stop there
You naughty syllables
Where do you think you are going?
Oh! Stay put in your place, that line is yours
No, no, no, don’t you run away
Have just arranged you so
Four, ten and back.
Know what I’ll do?
I will glue you in place
If that does not work then perhaps
I will stick you with a little scotch tape
Four and six, you better not squirm
Eight! I will lasso you
Tether with ten.
They laughed at me
Then with spritely steps
Uh! Helter and skelter they went
Gasping, sweating, I woke up with a jolt
Alas! Held my head in my hand
Realised, I had a
Sequin to write.
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OMG! I had a laughing riot. And yes it’s so relatable. I have high time fitting it in the count…Lashing each line and syllable
LOL. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Seriously sometimes they can be so naughty and tough.
Enjoyed each syllable. Flow of thought and words! A wow one for me.
I too write poems but have not been (till date) able to use any rhyme scheme. Tried a few times but realized can’t do justice. Am comfortable with free verse.
Thank you for stopping by Shashikala. Oh! Its wonderful to know you write poetry too. Yes, many people feel comfortable with free verse. I wish you all the best in your poetic journey. Do DM me, where I can read your poems.
Haha.. too good Shweta!!
Don’t ask about our struggles with the syllables…huh, and perhaps it still goes on.
Haha… True, thank God we have other forms to write in otherwise poetry would have been impossible for me.
I remember this poem so well. It still gets me to crack up…Boy, syllables sure are the bane to my poetic life. lol.
Hehe… Your beautiful free verse, being tamed by the strict syllables.
Very funny indeed….
Thanks Tanmaya. So glad you stopped by.