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Dunce material

I have a little gripe, you see,
With poetry obtuse
Don’t like the way it challenge me
I look like silly goose
There’s still a curiosity
To look up those big words
But such obtusiosity
Just makes me think of nerds
Give me Poe or Tolkien
Or even Robert Frost
Would I be too folky then
My reputation lost?
I’m always in for rhyming
It puts me to the test
And interesting timing
It gets the thing expressed
Simplicity’s the key for me
To get my thoughts across
And twenty dollar adjectives
Just leave me at a loss.
So, if you find I deviate
From what is writ above
Just tell me to abbreviate
nd we can stay in love.






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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

5 thoughts on “Dunce material Leave a comment

  1. I would never ask you to abbreviate
    something that is uniquely yours
    as I happen to appreciate
    a style that I cannot emulate!

    I wonder about those
    who try to baffle others
    with long-winded
    Neither of us are dunces
    (as I’m sure you’ll agree)
    so I conclude that they’re just talking

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