Poetry: Love it or Hate it

Poetry: Love it or Hate it

Jo Nuske posted 07 Aug 2009


ProfessorI remember as a kid at school
When poetry was the class
With Drake or Blake!  What’s that?……. Poole?
“Stay Awake”, was the greatest task


With passionate aplomb the “Prof” would cite
In measured tone of voice
The these and thou’s of hero’s plight
His favourite prose of choice


Allusions to the human heart
Of emotions dark and deep
Broken loves and cupid’s dart
All treacle, sick and sweet


Instead of saying what they meant
In the language of common man
T’was dripping buds of flowers spent
So hard to understand


So, Oh my God a limerick rhyme
It’s how I write this stuff
With words that fit our current time
That sometimes can be rough

 So heroes, heroines, step right up
In stories told this way
A vessel, I will call a cup
A Dawning sun “A Day”


To English masters, I admit
The stanza counts are out
The standard sinc of perfect fit
“They’re wrong,” I’m sure they’ll shout


But I promise , the stories told
Are adventures with love and heart
Of people things and happenings bold
Step up and take your part!

 

Written by Jo Nuske

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Jo Nuske
Serene Spirit since Mar, 2016


The spiritual awareness “industry” has boomed since we first launched this website in 2009. My personal journey of learning began 52 years ago when psychic awareness was considered a mental disease. I love the acceptance that now embraces the worl...


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