Skeltonic Tonic: Prompt 16


Skeltonic,
or tumbling, verse.
In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme.

Have I been feverish? 

Glad you asked.

With this your silly soul

is tasked:

Virtue-signaling,

scowling, masked . . .

Lyrically, I’m quite

infected—

Poetically,

you’re unprotected.

Breathing in all that

fake news,

Alarmed by your own

progressive views,

your hysteria

is upsetting.

(God is absent

from your fretting.)

 

 

I Skeltonized a poem I had already written. I think I like the original better:

 

 

Poetic Protocols

 

To KAREN, who knows who she is

Have I been feverish?  Glad you asked.

Lyrically, I’m quite infected—

You, on the other hand, breathe fake news

Alarmed by your own progressive views.

With this your silly soul is tasked:

Poetically, you’re unprotected;

Virtue-signaling, scowling, masked . . .

Your hysteria is upsetting.

(God is absent from your fretting.)

 

 

Try to come up with
A daily April haiku
On Nature and stuff

 

 

 

 

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