Not Like This One

To be taken seriously
Your poem must never rhyme
It must be dark
and many layered
With distorted views of time

Try to make it deep, please
too deep to understand
It makes you seem quite brilliant
and above the common man

It can have great meaning,
but never be too clear
If you would be admired
and cultured to the ear

It can have pentameters
if you know what that means
but rhyming is too common
and undermines the theme

So learn to be obscure
and learn how to upset
and soon you’ll be surprised
at all the cheers you’ll get



2 responses to “Not Like This One

  1. Don’t forget the highfalutin words!


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