Meta Poem

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This stanza is a grouping
That’s made up of four lines
And if you count the words here
You’ll find fourteen and nine.

The rhyme scheme that I’m using
you may already know:
with rhyming words adorning
just every other row.

The meter, too, is common
With seven beats, then six
And then just duplicate it
To keep it moving quick.

I hope you like this poem.
It was quite hard to write.
It took a lot of effort
To keep the structure tight.

Though if you don’t like meta,
I’m not sure what to do.
The title should have hinted
That this was not for you.

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  1. Avatar John Perkins

    Awesome. Based on some of the challenges I’ve put forward on myself, I am certain that this was difficult. And you definitely pulled it off.

    Bravo good sir.

  2. Avatar Marli

    Is there a genre you do not excell in?

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    wow you are just a beast,

  4. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    That last couplet really does defy anybody to criticise this doesn’t it?

    You’re not going to get any complaints from me, I get the feeling that this was inspired by some of the poems which are published on here which have been sloppy with structure and messy with metre… Now I can link them all here and say ‘take a leaf out of HIS book’…!

    Good work, even if it is more of a master-class than a creative endeavour – MH :)

  5. Avatar kaellinn18

    Although poems on this site with inconsistent structure do tend to bring out the editor in me, they were not the inspiration for this piece. I was actually inspired by an XKCD comic: http://xkcd.com/688/

    I abhor rating my own stuff, but for some reason the summary is a four instead of a five when I have three fives to one four. Rating only so the summary rating reflects the actual ratings.

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    i love satirical poetry. well, i love satirical and sarcastic humor, so this was right up my alley. And i am now schooled on meta poetry too, thanks!

  7. Avatar Lighty

    This made me laugh so very much, extremely clever. I am in awe.

  8. Avatar Browncoatben

    Having written hundreds of poems, I can really appreciate how technically difficult this is. Very, very, very well done.

  9. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    woah…that was incredibly awesome. I agree that must have been a killer to write…
    congratulations on being featured.
    Nice one.
    Abby x

  10. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Like Elsha I love satirical comedy and sarcastic humour. And this is just the epiphany!
    That must have been SO hard to write: I find it hard to rhyme poetry without a predesigned plot.

  11. Avatar Charlie K

    This is INSANELY good! Well done!

  12. Avatar kaellinn18

    Thanks for the comments, everyone! I’m amazed that this got featured.

  13. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Hah. Good thing I don’t do poetry.

    Nicely done. Beat was awesome.

  14. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    this has been nominated for the ficly poetry book.

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