i'm sick of crappy couplets

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by thedeafmusician, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    I'm sick of crappy couplets where the rhymes do not make sense
    it's as if the writer's head is filled with fluff to make it dense

    I fail to understand the strong student intrest in this style
    Wouldn't simple couplets be too boring to compile?

    Furthermore, think of the teachers - it's just too boring to read
    they're all so similar and repetitive, like they've been copied.

    The rhymes are overused, I mean let's take hat for example:
    look! It rhymes with cat, lets use it, (ugh, yuck, dreadful!)

    Worse still, there's emo poems, they're really just the same
    as those crappy rhyming couplets that seem to have no aim.

    Writing about tragedy, but without any depth at all
    no wonder that they can't cope at the simplest shortfall.

    No one likes to read now, but is it any wonder why?
    With crappy couplets plastered everywhere, it makes a writer cry!

    Our audience is diminishing, we're no longer held in reverence,
    instead the audience looks to tv for a new form of brilliance.

    But it kills imagination, condoning conformity by the dozen
    giving pre packaged imagination kits where the thinking is all done.

    In a world that's all impatient, and new thinking at its 'peak',
    I'm sick of people thinking there's no good in the antique.

    this may be yet another crappy couplet, repetitive and dry
    but if it got some people thinking, this art form might not die.
  2. ACRon

    ACRon Well-Known Member

    I liked this, it makes different reading. To take your distaste for a style and embellish it.

    to simplify what was once a complex and interesting format for expression is always going to be offensive to a dedicated fan of how their pride was built upon their ability to do something well.

    Kinda like music for me, I was far more interested in it when there was an air of mystery about its production. But nowadays with pop bands, emo music etc.. doing the rounds, it prevents all of the subtle differences in style formerly able to be shown by an artist who liked to venture around different music cultures. Because of this each 'zone' gets perfected, leaving fans of a particular style spoilt for choice, and reduced to their own sub-style as they seek identity.

    your other point about couplets, well yeah, its kinda turgid to many.
  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Nice one TDM you brought a smile to my face....clever witty and I liked it :biggrin:
  4. Ah, well, m’dear, I must concede
    I am often guilty of this deed

    However, I add, I often engage in it merely
    For the sake of not writing something taken too seriously

    For I’ve long been a fan of Dr. Seuss
    Who gets meaning across through humour’s use

    Such things, I find, often long resonate
    And stay in one’s head - an admirable trait

    Though yes, I know, rhymes can be trite
    If the sole purpose is to find rhyming that’s “right”

    Otherwise though, I’m not much on “form”
    And prefer to write freestyle
    Instead of following the norm
    Where the occasional rhyme
    Is but for serendipitous effect
    And while knowing it might not be quite perfect
    Serendipity for its own sake is a pleasure of mine…

    (And yes, for those, limited in scope
    I suppose, for them, there may not be much hope
    But to express themselves – well - they probably need it
    So my suggestion to you is, simply don’t read it!)

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  5. SmilePretty

    SmilePretty Staff Alumni

    this makes me laugh

    i write too many couplets...
  6. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Holy shit Found!!!! :eek:hmy: :worthy: Bloody brilliant!!! :worthy: :laugh:
  7. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    lmao gabe!!!!! that is amazing!!

    although I *had* to read them. The idea admittedly came from agreeing to correct and critique poetry from my english class - but anonymously, and out of twenty EVERY SINGLE ONE had to rhyme! they were all couplets or variations of them, and out of those, about three were worth a second read, but most of them were about a fox playing x-box while wearing his jocks and going to buy some locks. And this slowly drove me up the wall... hence writing about crappy couplets lol. At least Dr Seuss is good!

    ok.... rant done... :shy: i'm glad you like the product of my frustration lol.

  8. Ah! Well…if you HAD to read them…
    I do understand now what had you screamin’
    So one more piece of advice my dear;
    Next time, simply, do NOT volunteer!

    (Even Dr. Seuss, in "Green Eggs & Ham"
    Could well be accused of "Poetic Spam"!!)

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008
  9. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    *rolls around the floor in a giggling fit*
  10. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Joins you :rofl:
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