"Tristano e Isotta" by Edmond Blair Leighton‘A Rhyme Crime’ and Other Poetry by Mae Sue Leslie The Society October 3, 2016 Humor, Poetry, Terrorism 5 Comments A Rhyme Crime An old man once curtly said, “I wouldn’t give a dime for poetry that has rhyme.” A rhyme nut killed him dead. Now his widow mourns past times as she hears the rhyme nut’s rhymes. “My love, you’re too pretty not to live in the city. “Come with me and we’ll settle with my Purple Heart medal I earned for the metal plate that’s covering my pate.” Terror Terrorists have unfurled carnage throughout the world. The reason for their creed? Hatred wild as a weed. Mae Sue Leslie is a senior citizen who enjoys writing things that are often humorous. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Jillian January 19, 2017 Tongue in Cheek…or is it? I think law enforcers are simply too nice To believe a stern warning to halt would suffice. An eye for an eye perhaps isn’t bad. For criminal felons, who would be sad? We watch high speed car chases on TV With wide-eyed wonder what the outcome will be. Hey, lay those spike strips in their path! Just shoot out the tires! Show them your wrath! For murders, terrorists, common thugs, For abusers and users and sellers of drugs, Let’s lock them up and throw away the key. That’s how our justice system should be. Reply Mae Leslie March 29, 2019 This is Mae Sue Leslie stating that I only wrote the first four lines of the above poem. Someone else wrote the rest. I do not agree with the opinions expressed in the parts I didn’t write. Thanks for disassociating me from the parts I didn’t write. Thanks. Reply Mae Leslie March 31, 2019 I am Mae Sue Leslie writing to verify that I wrote the first 4 lines of the poem titled “TERROR.” I did not write any of the added on parts. I don’t agree with the words that someone has added. Thanks. Reply The Society March 31, 2019 The poem that someone wrote in the comments section using your same title and its lines as its first stanza has been removed. Reply Mae Leslie March 31, 2019 Thanks so much. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.