Excruciating Expression Expects an Exit

He’s not exactly a predator, but he sure needs an editor.

A poet penned weakly and weighed
The nerves of a wee winsome maid.
He aimed to be bard,
But missed by a yard.
She more than his missives assayed.

He scrambled, impactful to seem,
To draw her as more than a dream.
The lass fairly fled,
In definite dread
Of his crazy consciousness stream.

Let this be a lesson, ye hacks.
Aim always for style and facts.
Mere empty words fall
To shame one and all,
As you less than eloquent wax.
c2017 by Linda Ann Nickerson

Adapted by this user from vintage artwork.

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:
April A to Z Blog Challenge
National Poetry Writing Month / NaPoWriMo
Five-Minute Friday: “more”
Mad Kane Humor: “maid” or “made” – LIMERICK
Meme Express: “impactful”


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