Poets

Poets use rhyme and rhythm

alliteration and assonance

 

to spout their evocative terms to

attain a disturbing impact on

those willing to listen.

 

To create these effects they also

exploit the meanings of words with

the way they speak their terms.

 

Other skills they use is to act upon the

stage as though what they espouse will

change the world, or at least opinions.

 

Language spilling from the poet’s mouth

sometimes sets passions aflame and may

cause offense to a demented mind

 

if the spilled out words cause a transgression to a

person like King Henry the 8th who’d think those terms

were directed at him/her or someone they loved.

 

The poet may discover his alliteration meant that

he’d have to pay for his mistake with a deflated

ego and lost pride,

 

but he discovers It can get worse than that. The

poet may wake up to find he’s missing his head

or other body parts because of those chilling words

he used for rhythm and rhyme without thinking what

alliteration or assonance meant to a frenzied mind that

believed every word the poet said.