“Now That’s A Joke”

Me, a serious poet?
Now that’s a joke.
I’m just a jingle writer
A shallow bloke.

I’ve tried my hand at romance
And drama too.
What makes a tale a poem
I’ve not a clue.

However I get pleasure
Each time I try.
And one day I’ll write free form
Like Claude and Bri.

Asteria’s stars will swirl
The moon’ll swoon
And the cool west wind will blow
A Louie tune.

So watch out world I’m growing
Now there’s a threat.
I may give up my jingles
But not just yet.

(Written for dVerse Poetics–Poetically Evolving. March 4, 2014.)

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V. B. Holmes Is the author of REVERBERATION, THE NOVEL, and has worked as an editor, writer, researcher and artist. Blog, vbreverb.wordpress.com, features poetry and flash fiction.
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15 Responses to “Now That’s A Joke”

  1. Brian Miller says:

    ha. its all a growing thing you know…i guess i have become comfortable with being a poet…maybe…smiles…i dont ever want to arrive you know…or feel i have….so much left to learn…you are solid though

  2. awe, cute poem… that’s the goal tho… growth! you can never know too much

  3. rmp says:

    oh, I don’t think you have to give up the jingles to write poetry. I’m not sure what constitutes a serious poet or how a tale sound as a poem (though I fake both well enough), but I’d say you’re on the write track.

  4. hanna says:

    Chuckle.

  5. billgncs says:

    poetry for the common chap
    like me who always needs a map

    VB – I think your poetry is strong.

  6. kkkkaty1 says:

    I guess it’s all a process in the making….changing constantly….you thrive on writing it’s clear

  7. ayala says:

    You can do it all ! No need to give up one for the other :)

  8. Mary says:

    Oh, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to give up your style of writing! Clear & understandable definitely works for me.

  9. I say, do it all. What ever speaks to you. It’s always enjoyable to read.:)

  10. Jingle’s maybe .. but then there’s also Sammy .. I would guess he could become poetic to… :-) I miss him

    • vbholmes says:

      Five notches on his gun butt
      Blade in his sock.
      You’re looking for a hitman?
      Turn left, then knock.
      If you can pass the first test
      and catch the cat
      You will find the man they call
      Sammy the Gat.
      Thanks, Bjorn. Sammy’s a jingle-man, too.

  11. Hope says:

    ah! love it! :)

  12. You may call them jingles but they are poetry to my ear.

  13. claudia says:

    oh that made me smile.. so much to learn for all of us…and what an adventurous path… i think the way is the goal…and having fun the main thing for me..smiles

  14. Very clever – sounds like a poem to me – it’s music in my ear and magic in my heart. Works and if it does, I will call it a poem and you a poet!

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