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A sad parody that one, Ralph. I have sympathy with the sentiments. Is it the time of year?
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Don’t worry! It’s a persona poem, not personal, a takedown of the hubris displayed by Henley’s persona. It's hard to believe H wasn't being hyperbolic!

I also had in mind the image Rattle has up now for its Eckphrastic challenge.
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STUCK IN MY HOUSE MAN?

Into my heart an air that kills
from yon far country blows.
What is that cruel virus that spills,
what ugly masks are those?

Where is the land of lost content,
now will you please explain
the empty highways where I went
and may not come again.
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Verse Verse

This is a verse
About a verse
About a verse
About a verse

This is a crit
About a verse
About a verse
About a verse

About a verse
About a verse
About a verse
About a verse

All are rhymes
At all times
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After Bob Dylanís ďLicense to KillĒ

License to Grill

My neighbor thinks ícause itís summer now itís time to barbecue
And the slightest hint of sunshine, then he will.
Oh, itís only a quarter to four
And thereís smoke pouring in at my door.

Now, thereís a vegan on my block,
She just sit there as the night grows still.
She say who gonna take away his license to grill?

Now heís drinking cans of lager, heís taken off his shoes.
Soon heíll fill himself with burgers that make him ill.
Then heíll stay up half the night,
Very likely get into a fight.

Now, thereís a vegan on my block,
She just sit there faciní the hill.
She say who gonna take away his license to grill?

Now, heís roasting bits and pieces of chicken, pork and beef,
And he thinks this kind of cooking takes great skill.
He believes that the meaning of fun
Is getting very drunk in the sun.

But thereís a vegan on my block,
Sitting there in a cold chill.
She say who gonna take away his license to grill?

Yeah, heís a noisemaker, troublemaker,
Lawbreaker, wiseacre,
Leaves no steak unturned.
Youíd never guess that Geoff
was such a good chef.
Thatís another sausage burned.

Now he worships at his altar with its stinking coals,
And when theyíre glowing to perfection heís fulfilled.
Oh, the man is opposed to fair play,
He wants it all and he wants it his way.

Now, thereís a vegan on my block,
She just sit there as the night grows still.
She say who gonna take away his license to grill?

Duncan

PS Hear me singing it here.
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nice one Duncan.

annoying neighbours is a fine subject, especially in these
locked-down days.

is anyone still reading this thread?

i have a couple of parody poems but thought this page was
deader than disco.
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Selected Ralphverbs

Drops of poison in the well do not bode well.

The longer I live, the shorter my temper.

Haste makes pudding.

This sphere is out of joints.

Telephones donít ring in empty houses.

Humans were a really bad idea.

Optimism is fishing without bait.

Appleonian man is poisoned.

Winonysian man is wild.

Trumpensteinís stitches are loose.

Stealing words diminishes life.

Did I mention Iím Sicilian?
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Nice one, Ralph :-)

I wrote some sort of take on Tennyson's Eagle during NaPoWriMo, but I don't know whether it's parody, in the strict sense.


The Fish

She sails the seas with silken spines;
Amidst the waves in languid lines,
One with the turquoise tides she shines.

The weathered rock above her looms;
She shelters in the tumbling spumes,
Then, like a submarine, she zooms.


Probably a bit rubbish, but fun to write!

Best wishes,
Fliss

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I like the tongue in cheekiness. But it's not really an attack as are many parodies but what I'd call a pastiche, a positive attitude toward the original. I've written way too many pastiches, but as exercises they help keep rhythm and rhyme skills sharp.
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