Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Day 8 of 30 Poem: Template (a template for poems)



Template
 
Imagine an opening line,
underpinned but not undermined
by the following two.
 
Next a slap in the face
of a metaphor,
with tons and tons of hyperbole.
 
Then a simile,
lightly drizzled like honey
to sweeten and glaze.
 
Add a terribly good oxymoron,
wonder if you should ask
a rhetorical question?
 
Follow up
with a contradiction
that agrees with itself.
 
Reference Shakespeare
because a quote by any other name
is not a cheat.

Return to previous imagery
as unexpected as a
second slap in the face
 
Finally, end with a repeated line.
Finally, end with a repeated line.
(in smaller font, without apparent reason).

 

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