Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
I need about hundred and fifty drafts of a poem to get it right, and fifty more to make it look spontaneous.
-- James Dickey
Both, my poems and articles end up in Letter Pile
meaning pile of letters struggling to make sense
now don't ask if it's by any measure worthwhile
just the fun from it is nothing short of immense.
Look, a few famous poets were at first rejected
you don't have to believe, it's happening to me
all you have to do in a century to be incarnated
and it will be my fame that you're bound to see.
O.K., dreaming is cheap, and I can't afford a proof
and joking even better explains such a wild claim
well, in between my satires I like to play a goof
while as a poet I will never make me a name.
Now, as Letter Pile is all of my stuff's destination
why should I be bothering with long articles at all
so the formula is some laziness and some elation
voila! It's pile of letters no matter how they may fall.
Just catching breath and regrouping before some more of this fine poetry.
And yes, my articles can never give me so much fun
I may even succeed to make some poems look smart
well, some artistic finesse is evidently what I may shun
but to speak of rhyming -- I wouldn't know where to start.
You see, Shakespeare was a rhymer, so they say
at least one thing in common, forget about the rest
when you're retired and alone, that's the way to play
especially my slant right edge of stances I do the best.
Poems are easy once that you don't care what you do
those real poets must sweat bullets doing the crap right
I don't read much poetry, let it stay between me and you
as I imitate it, it just has to stay simple, imperfect and light.
As for the size of it, look how proverbs beat the test of time
a single sentence, not really much for the wise ass to do
so don't take measurements of my seven stance rhyme
for it might beat a perennial proverb with its line or two.
© 2022 Val Karas