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.”



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. 

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5 Responses

  1. Jillian

    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.

  2. Mae Leslie

    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.

  3. Mae Leslie

    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.


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