Now listen to my rhyme – a literary crime
About which may be said: “It’s something all should dread!”
For it stumbles its beat and it fumbles its feet,
Faking phrases and words left free-floating like turds;
Plus the lines are all fraught, with ideas come to naught …
Oh, I’m filled with regret – I just want to forget
Ever starting this lilt that was destined to wilt …
Mine’s the ultimate gaffe – a dud-poem that’s naff!
Wayne Visser © 2017
Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems
This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.