‘End Rhyme’ and Other Poetry by J. M. Lambert The Society October 25, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments End Rhyme Send in a poem they pretentiously beckon But they will not read any rhyming of rhymes There’s no place now for creative wordsmithing Prose is the darling, full of self absorbed whines The obtuse, the indulgent, the prosaic, they’ll read And heap platitudes endlessly, on genius they’ll boast While the rolled over graves of Cummings and Frost Eternally cry with Dickinson’s ghost Oh no, they can’t fathom the brilliance of rhyme The Whittier’s, Sandburg’s, Longfellow’s and Poe’s Their cerebral magnificence today would sit stagnant With rejection slips clogging the greatest word shows And even the Doctor, Ted Geisel by name On Mulberry Street with a shake of his head Would cease with his foolish attempts at creation And put Horton, the Grinch, and Yertle to bed The Brain Eaters The future of the universe Lies in robotic dreams Computers tell us how and what And why and where it seems It’s sacrilege to think it out To find it on your own The art of human effort Destroyed by silicone J. M. Lambert ( actual name is John Michael Lambert ) is a guitar instructor who resides in Oregon, Illinois. He has previously been published in The Rose and Thorn Literary Ezine (Summer 1999); Mobius Poetry Magazine (September 2006); Forge Journal ( Summer 2011) ( short story). He also has a children’s rhyming Christmas Story published called : Firby Finds A Home which is available here. 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) Related 5 Responses Joe Tessitore October 25, 2017 Loved “The Brain Eaters”. My kind of poem! Sincerely, Joe Reply John October 31, 2017 Thanks Joe! Reply ben grinberg October 25, 2017 nice Reply David Hollywood October 26, 2017 I enjoyed ‘End Rhyme’. Thank you. Reply James A. Tweedie November 3, 2017 Great how you slipped in the names of so many poets and caught me by surprise by springing Seuss as a finale. Clever and well done–both poems. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your 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.