And it’s boo hoo to you too!

And it’s boo hoo to you too!

A Poem by andrew mitchell

Before the Poetry Court.
Will the Stanza in question please rise.
Do you understand the charges
brought before you?
Yes, your Honour.
Has the Critic Jury
arrived at a decision?
Yes your Honour.
We find the Stanza
guilty for not complying
to a standard fit for poetry.
We also find the Stanza
doesn’t comply to the quality
controls set out for proper poetry.
I see!
Stanza, you have been found guilty
on all accounts of not
making yourself accountable.
I therefore sentence you
to two words without a full stop
and from loitering on
all pages blank, and corresponding
with other stanzas.
I hope you learn your lesson
“Nick off!”
Yes Sir!

© 2024 andrew mitchell


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Stanza just don't know when they are on to a good thing do they?

Posted 4 Months Ago


Don't you hate when stanzas go rogue? Better to be brought in by the grammar police to explain the heretical nature of this stanza then to be dragged in by the Thought Police for re-orientation.

well done Andrew and just the right amount of Pythonian whimsey.

Posted 4 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

4 Months Ago

Thank you Ted , just some mad fun.
If there were quality controls for poetry it might spare the world a lot of bad rhyme and poorly sustained metaphor. But then, we'd be out of many of the finest poets who wrote without concern to style or meter. A whimsical look at the grammar police. I enjoyed.

Posted 4 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

4 Months Ago

Thanks Fabian, yes I would not be here if controls were put in place but freedom allows a bit of fun.. read more
My immediate thought was. 'I stanzalone' - typed it in then - read what dear Stella had written.. great minds thinking similar! Apart from that, your imagination covers so much ground each time you post a poem or tale, sir! Do ideas/inspiration drop from nowhere for you or do you mull over things or.. what? There is so often a unique theme in your posts, Like the one above! Very clever, different and amusing. Much enjoyed and appreciated, Andrew

Posted 4 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

4 Months Ago

Hi em , many thanks for your kind words. I suppose I’m influenced by Monty Python, Spike Milligan,.. read more
emmajoygreen

4 Months Ago

Those men have been the most admired men for their humour and inspiration for many years in the UK. .. read more
a lonely stanza then ... should have fit the form and metered along with all the others....

Posted 4 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

4 Months Ago

Must have been a rogue stanza, thank you Stella

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Added on February 21, 2024
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andrew mitchell
andrew mitchell

adelaide, Australia



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