Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to Hack Poetry

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Love this!  While, as a poet and teacher of poetry, I might find places where editing would work, I'm just going to say – well done!  You captured a wonderful feeling and elicited a hearty chuckle.  Thank you so much for sharing your "poetry hack!"  – Susan</p>


Original Post by m_uzair_ans

Hack Poetry

<p>For the splendid art of versification    </p>
<p>I have found an adoration recently    </p>
<p>But uninitiated in it's intricacies    </p>
<p>Is quite sadly what I happen to be    </p>
<p> </p>
<p>I possess no knowledge of composition   </p>
<p>Nor do I know of devices poetic    </p>
<p>Yet through utilization of some hacks    </p>
<p>My verses turn out far from pathetic    </p>
<p> </p>
<p>In the sea of my subpar linguistic skills    </p>
<p>On tides of vocabularic deficiency    </p>
<p>My boat of hack poetry stays afloat    </p>
<p>Due to my thesaurus raiding frequency    </p>
<p> </p>
<p>A simple consistency of syllables    </p>
<p>Effectively conceals my incompetence    </p>
<p>And by the grace of fancy synonyms    </p>
<p>I merrymake in my feigned eloquence    </p>
<p> </p>
<p>My expertise in the concept of rhythm    </p>
<p>Is a hundred percent non-existent    </p>
<p>so I switch and shift my words around</p>
<p>Until the piece sounds fairly pleasant</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Very shamelessly I search the internet    </p>
<p>In pursuit of rhymes for the words I tote   </p>
<p>And in this way despite my shortcomings</p>
<p>I row forth in my hack poetry boat    </p>
<p> </p>