Incremental Poetry ~ 77 Lines

Experimental Poetry

As is the norm,
I found new form.

It may be fun:
all lines as one
till all is done.

One may suppose
here’s how it goes:
each stanza grows
by one and slows

the pace a bit.
And I submit:
to find words fit
I will not quit,
but firm commit

to write each line
and make it mine
although the rhyme
is asinine.
Will it untwine
or turn out fine?

I’ll leave to you
to cheer or boo
this poem new;
and while you do,
I’ll drink my brew
and phrases spew
until I’m through.

Bet you a buck
that if you truck
this form through muck,
you may get stuck;
but with some luck
you’ll run amuck,
and like a duck
you’ll prove your pluck.

If I could dam
the words and cram
them like a clam,
I might grand slam
an epigram,
instead of—wham!
I have to scram
because this sham
is a flimflam.

I recommend
your thoughts suspend
and make amend
if you pretend
this form I’ve penned
all else transcends.
Don’t play pretend.
And now, my friend,
I condescend
this tale to end.

If you can bear
this awful air
without a prayer,
don’t pull your hair;
but take a chair
right over there,
for now I swear
that this nightmare
will finish e’er
your glassy stare
becomes a glare.

To underscore:
no open door
could I ignore.
My all I pour
into the chore
of waging war
till brain is sore.
This lengthy score
of woeful lore
is quite a bore—
so, as I swore,
it is no more.

Copyright © 2021 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Being tired, and having fallen behind on my writing, I threw something together merely to accomplish my objective. It’s a silly rhyme, but if you got nothing else from it, perhaps at the least you were humored enough to forget your troubles for as long as it took you to read it.

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

Augmented Monometric

Invented by Walter E. Ferguson III, a.k.a. Thunderspeech on
Begin with a couplet
Augment each succeeding stanza with one more line
Each stanza should be an independent monorhyme
Lines should be written in a consistent meter, but the particular meter is at the poet’s discretion.

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