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A Bad Sonnet, You Say?
by Helga Ross

Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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… You want?

A bad sonnet you say is what you want
so let me limn as lousy as can be,
prove succinct and to the point needn’t daunt
and rhythm can suit rhyme scheme to a tee.

Pick your poison: Politics fit to form –
commit herry-kerry to dote on bush –
church the state by crusading up a storm;
talk death to death and taxes to the tush.

Romance is rather your cuppa, a croon?
Ears will ring with the sweet nothings we sing!
Or soul weary worn, hurl howls to the moon
until cows can fly home with birds winging!

You want bad and look what we delivered:
Ugly babe, whose muse’s mother quivered!

copyright © Helga Ross 2004

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Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 12/21/2010
Well, I am amazed, and love your REBELlious spirt,
Reviewed by Bennett 5/20/2007
Reviewed by Saul Logan 2/15/2006
Bad Sonnet=great read....definitely put a smile on my face...
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 11/13/2004
Robert's line is even better, but this is cute. "The first herd shot 'round the world" is funny. I'll bet you wrote this one for Richard, didn't you?
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 8/19/2004
lol... write bad sonnets anytime and I'll be here to read!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/18/2004
uniquely humorous sonnet ...

if cows have wings will the birds give udders? ;) just wondering ...
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 8/18/2004
Love that ending couplet! Like the girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead -- when you're good you're very good, but when you're bad your funny!

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/18/2004
Wow I think you accomplished your goal!! Wonderful humor.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/18/2004

this is too funny--not bad at all! excellent job, i'd say :)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/18/2004
sorry but i've never really read a good sonnet...just not my favorite form of poetry but this one at least has humor on its side
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 8/18/2004

"Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat played the fiddle ... " 'The first herd shot 'round the world'. This is one excellent write!

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