Grammar Police

BC Byron 1982 (Idaho)



Done got caught by the grammar police.
They throwed me in the jail.
Been poemin' my words all wrongly,
Made folks moan and wail.
I says my piece just how I please,
Don't care if people disagrees.
To all them poem referees
I says,
Go stuff yer face with cheese.
My words is mine,
I like 'em fine,
Your writin' advice just been declined.
So drag me off to prison now,
I'll do my writin' anyhow.

About this poem

Poetry can break the rules as long as the message and feeling still gets through to the readers

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Written on April 17, 2022

Submitted by BCByron on May 18, 2022

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCBDDDEDFFGHH
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 392
Words 88
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

BC Byron

Children's author, electrical engineer, father, poet. B.C. Byron writes many poems for kids and teens and illustrates them in his spare time (when he should be sleeping) to post on his blog. He also writes thoughtful poetry for adults. Everything around him is a poem just waiting to be written. more…

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