Sunday, April 08, 2007

I Don't Like Do's and Don'ts -- a letter poem

Gregory K.

I really don’t like do’s and don’ts.
I don’t like do-si-dos.
I don’t like driving, don’t like dirt,
Don’t like it when I doze.

I don’t like dump trucks, darts or drips.
I don’t like dreary days.
I don’t like dancing, don’t like doom,
Don’t like to have delays.

I don’t like donuts, dogs, or dots.
Do I like drums? Not me.
Now there’s a whole bunch that I like...
But I just don’t like D.

This is one of a still incomplete collection of "letter poems" I was working on at one point. See if you can guess how many poems were gonna be in the collection. Anyone? Anyone? Very good. All of you who got 26 can stay late and clean off the chalkboard....

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Anonymous said...

Again, really excellent. Make sure your publisher knows this project is kinda sorta up your sleeve -- it sounds very workable to me, particularly if the other poems are this cute!

Anonymous said...

That's double D deliciously delightful. Glad I found your blog. Looking forward to the rest of April.