Joshua Leung

Exercises From A Frustrated Young Poet

                                I sit here writing, sadness makes me sigh
                                I think of rhymes, erase them, repeat
                                The words that come to mind are always poor
                                But drafts are thrown away, all not complete
                                I strive to finish, yet can write no more
                                I think of all the places I could be
                                Instead of writing cursed poetry

Bored schoolchildren sit
inattentively in class
waiting for summer

What words rhyme with Shakespeare?
here, near, cheer, year, appear?
At first I tried alone,
then failed and asked around
rhymezone.com has shown
“no perfect rhymes were found”





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