In A Jar



As a child I filled a jar with sugary soft sand.
In pretence I was a czar
as owner of all land.
As a child I flew a kite with pilot savoir-faire.
In pretence I was topflight
as marshal of the air
As a child I raised a roof with structural design.
In pretence I was a spoof
as isometric line.
As a child I scaled a knoll with mountaineering skill.
In pretence I was patrol
as a king of the hill.
As a child I rode a plain with locomotive steam.
In pretence I was a train
as engineering gleam.
As a child I made a pie with culinary mud.
In pretence I was a guy
as gastronomic stud.

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Submitted on January 13, 2010

Modified on April 15, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABACACDEDFGFHIHJKJ
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 562
Words 120
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18

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