To Rhyme, or not to Rhyme-Do you have poetic tendencies?

I’ve been having a bout of poetry lately. It may not be a real illness, but my brain wants to rhyme, or not, and it happens at odd times. I’ve taken to carrying a notebook around in case something pops in my head while I’m doing laundry.

I’m not prepared to share any of my latest regurgitations at this time. However, I will–in the future. I like to let my poetry stew a little, then I go back and look at it again. I’ll take it to one of my critique groups. When I feel it’s ready to be viewed by the public, you’ll see it.


Poe is one of my favorite poets. I like his stories too. Yes, creepy. Yes, weird. Yes, I’m demented. Maybe that’s why my latest issue has been on the dark side. Get ready-bwahahahaha.

What I’d really like to know is if any of you have poetic tendencies?

I would love to see a haiku or a few rhyming couplets or free verse posted in comments.

Come on. You can do it.

Serious or silly.

If you do, I will too ~ RG



  1. Lizzie said,

    February 12, 2013 at 06:00

    You make me laugh, RG…one of the many reasons I adore you!.

    • RGCalkins said,

      February 12, 2013 at 06:08

      Thanks Lizzie! It’s one of the reasons I like you too.

  2. Janet Baltz said,

    February 12, 2013 at 13:10

    I’m a sometime poet myself. From one of my poems that won a contest:

    “I stalk by stars
    an elusive prey,
    In ancient hunt

    I’l leave you guessing.

    — Janet

    • RGCalkins said,

      February 12, 2013 at 15:08

      I won’t tell you where my mind went. 🙂

  3. rogbstone said,

    February 12, 2013 at 15:51

    Hey Cuz! Coincidentally, I’ve written some poetry myself over the years, and since timing is everything, I’m just now starting a blog to share it. Since it’s mostly light and comic stuff, I’ve embraced the term, and named my blog The Doggerel Monger. Here’s a little sample from several years ago when a newspaper asked for poems in celebration of recently deceased celebrities. You’ll see why I didn’t win. In fact, it kind of sounds like something you’d write a short story about. LOL!

    If you like it, here’s the link to the blog:
    I’ll try to add more every week or two until I run out. Enjoy!

    (Guitarist for the Rolling Stones)
    Copyright 2011 by Roger B. Stone

    We mourn for the passing of our favorite Stone,
    He rolls and he gathers no moss.
    His power chords echo so deep in our hearts,
    Oh, the blazing Hot Licks he would toss.
    His cheeks were papyrus,
    His teeth picket fences,
    His eyes oft aglow cherry-red.
    We miss you Keith Richards, me miss you so… HUH?
    What the heck do you mean he’s not dead?!!

    • RGCalkins said,

      February 12, 2013 at 16:34

      OMG! I love this! If I was voting you would have won. 🙂 I’ll visit your blog when I’m not sitting on a parking lot in my car.

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