Chairperson of the Bored


Your trite observations are word-crafted dullness
A poem half-empty mistaken for fullness . . .
You really think people pay money to read this?

The MFA chapbook as strong soporific;
For use as a sedative: truly terrific—
Do poetry-lovers pay money to read this?

Your online credentials are surely impressive . . .
Your verses, however, are drab and regressive.
Do muses think people pay money to read this?

This tepid admixture of phrases concocted;
A tottering temple of yawn you’ve constructed,
(Though readers might even pay money to read this.)



PROMPT #22: write a poem that uses repetition.
You can repeat a sound, a word, a phrase, or an image, or any combination of things.


5 comments on “Chairperson of the Bored

  1. Someone who definitely hears rhythm!

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  2. Xan says:

    Oh, god, this is why I’ll never publish anything–too terrifying to think it’s true!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gloria says:

    This was definitely not boring to read :)

    Liked by 1 person

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