The bestest poem ever

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The bestest poem ever

The bestest poem ever
is certainly not this, 
but before you move on
and you give it a miss,
think what it would mean
to be terribly clever
and able to dash off
the bestest poem ever.

One that would make
princes and pharaohs,
prime ministers, presidents,
kings and mikados,
queens and princesses,
emperors, khans,
maharajahs and shahs,
viceroys and sultans,

and ordinary people,
sit up for a bit,
pause, to try solving
this whole crock of shit.
Climate change, covid,
inequality, racism,
middle east, poverty,
bigotry, sexism.

If the stroke of a pen
could sort out this pickle
and by way of a bonus
perhaps, make us giggle.
If you could do that,
then, believe me that's clever.
I would take off my hat
to the bestest poem ever.

16 Comments on “The bestest poem ever

  1. The good news is… it’s yet to be written. 😀 It’s still there for the grabbing. I think, even if yours is not the best ever (which is yet to be proven), that it has an important role in bringing poetry into the competitive arena like sports. Soon poetry will be at the Olympics. I can’t wait to see it.

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  2. Well, by golly, this could very well be THE Best poem ever. It’s so clever and well put together. This made me sit up taller for more than a bit. Wish I had thought of doing one just like that but So glad you did it first because you certainly did it better than I could. I mean it. Keep going Hobbo. This is fantastic. Thank you.

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  3. Good morning. Crumbs, it’s almost afternoon. I like the bit about a crock of shit. It’s like a bit between your teeth, or something like that. Something to chew on (the poem obviously). I didn’t sleep well last night; my brain is a bit haywire today.

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    • Good afternoon Misky, or should that be Misty today? Your thoughts do sound a little disorientated. 🙂

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