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.

About The Author

DiBuduo is also the author of "Crime A Day," a nonfiction book, "A Penis Manologue: One Man's Response to the Vagina Monologues," and two volumes of his signature "flash-fiction poetry," as well as several collections of short stories. His short fiction and poetry also appear in anthologies, online journals, and recently, in Weekend Reads, a collection appropriately subtitled "Twisted Stories, Twisted Mind!" He has completed two paranormal novels, "Cryonic Man" and The Mountain Will Cover You.” and the soon to be released novel, “The Chicagoua Café,” and also a collaborative collection of connected fantasy stories with author Kate Robinson. Read more about DiBuduo and his interests at joedibuduo.com.

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