Poetry by Jeff Green


I’ll give it a go

by cricketjeff on February 28, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I live in an exciting time
In just a year I’ve made a climb
From doggerel to verse sublime
I live to rhyme, I love to rhyme

A friend convinced me that I should
Come out from underneath my hood
Make sure that it is understood
I am quite good, I am quite good

Good advice I never spurn
I came on here so I could learn
I bask in any praise I earn
It is my turn! It is my turn!

Not helping others is a sin
So to that end I shall begin
To help you get your verses in
I want to win! I want to win!

Author notes

This is a “monotetra” think of it as a Sapphic ode with mono-rhyme and repeat the last line.

I may play with this again, exact repeats of the 4 syllable hemistitch seem wasteful to me.

Being me I have very slightly broken the rules, do repeats have to be exact? I like it as I have written it but if you wish read the first and last repeats with the second half doubled missing the first.