NaPoWriMo–P is for…

Practical Verse:  Preventing Poeticide


In thinking of didactic verse,

You’d think this teacher was a shoo-in,

But truthfully, it could hardly be worse,

It could lead to her poetic ruin;


For while she is bossy and knowing and wise,

This teacher now faces a problem:

She sorted all day through student whining and lies

And, tired, now risks writing pablum.


Her advice to you, then, is on how to prevent

A blog failure of epic proportions:

Don’t consent or relent when students give vent

And you’ll have energy to fight verse contortions.




This post is a blend of the A to Z Blog Challenge and NaPoWriMo.  To read other A to Z bloggers, click here. Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill.

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