Those of you with a sensitive poetic soul may want to avert your eyes now.
Having only just recovered from the shock and horror he suffered after reading my ‘Dragons’ poem, (see post titled ‘What the poetry world lost…’), I have just inflicted this poetic disaster upon a person I call a friend.
Can the sincerity of my intentions atone for the potential damage I am doing to Adey’s poetic sensibilities? For one who does have the heart and talent of a poet, my poetic, (can I really use that word?), efforts must be aggrieve his soul.
Although maybe I am not as bad as I think. I mean reading this back just now, I have some interesting rhyming things going on and a rather eclectic command of poetic forms…
I invite you to be the judge.
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A Poem for Adey on the Occasion of His Birthday, 2011
By Lisa Keane Elliott
Emailed 5 days late because the author thought above mentioned Birthday was 8th March!
Today it is your birthday
So I’m just emailing to say
That I hope you have an excellent day!
I know it might be difficult
As work is on the agenda
But forget tonight’s a school night
And go on a little bender.
My verse is quite dodgey
As I’m sure you will agree
It’s obvious the gift for rhyme
The Poet Gods gave not to me.
The intention behind this dreadful rhyme
Is well meaning and sincere
I just wished to transmit to you
A little birthday cheer.
So have a Happy Birthday
Pip Pip Woo Hoo Hoo-Ray
Sent to you by Lisa Keane
Trapped in WA!