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How Do I Loathe Thee
by Chuck Keller

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Just a playful exercise using Elizabeth Barrett Browning's classic poem.

How Do I Loathe Thee (Challenge from foggyguzman)

To Elizabeth Barrett Browning (An Apology)

How do I loathe thee? Let me shout for days.
I loathe thee to the height and left and right
The sky can stretch, while reaching for sun bright
For all the speeding cars a dog might chase.
I loathe thee beyond the luminous rays
Of blistering sun. As 7-Up loathes Sprite.
I loathe thee surely as day turns to night.
I loathe thee truly as dark as night stays.
I loathe thee with such pure heartfelt disdain.
The fire of hell is cool when it's compared
To the searing, scalding and horrid pain
I would soon inflict if I only dared.
A thousand lashes from Singapore's cane

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Reviewed by Carol Phelan Aebby 2/2/2013
This had me smiling. Very sharp and flowing write.
May your creativity continue to flow...
With respect,
Carol Phelan Aebby
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/3/2012
very spirited write, chuck!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 12/5/2008

Wit wonderful and stimulating... "How Do I Loathe Thee" shines.

Parody is a good way to practice poetic composition.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude ashiedu 11/15/2008
quite full of wrath..nice command of anger..........
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/26/2008
Thank you for sharing your wit and humor, Chuck. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Jerriann Littlebear 9/9/2008
this made me smile and I think Elizabeth Barrett Browning would have too, as I believe she was a good sport and would not mind a parody of this sort of perfectedness.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/4/2008
LOL this rocks Chuck, I think Ms. Browning would forgive you and possibly even smile.
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/28/2008
As 7 up loathes sprite! LOL! Delighful word play. Great fun. Love it.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 2/9/2008
Now, that is really good writing. I enjoyed every line. Caught me in a bad mood, I suppose. LOL! Good rhythm and rhyme, nice pace, and great topic.

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