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.
Thanks for the smile – although that may not have been your intent! Having read some recent student writing, I empathize.
I laughed the whole way through! I can’t not laugh when it’s such singsongy good-dreck. 🙂
This is just so great! Funny and good advice.
Thank you and thank you! It’s so WARMING to be told by a funny-master that your piece is funny!
Great poem, once again you captured it beautifully.
Thank you so much! I SO appreciate your presences and comments!