Shiteful, Spiteful Rhymes back on the lam

Shiteful, Spiteful Rhymes back on the lam

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Shiteful, Spiteful Rhymes back on the lam

 

 

I skipped out on my parole

grammar police

put me back in the clink

 

a plank bed

a sink

a drink of expletives

 

punctuation an orange suit

I just want to be left alone

my verbs are my business

 

the nouns from my old gang

are gunning for me,

my adjectives tired of making license plates

 

for poetic leeway

I am off the freeway

working in the prison library

 

indexing the classics

with very few articles

to pin them on.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/24/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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Doesn't sound like you had a toilet in your cell. What'd you do with all the sh**? But then everything you write smells like roses. Right? I like the way you run the parts of speech through this one. Those old nouns could be narcs. Watch out!

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Yes, got caught by one or two...thank you, Bill...
I will call you for bail money...ha ha.read more
Very very clever Jacob. Another gem from the master.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, andrew,
j.
(the nouns from my old gang are gunning for me, my adjectives tired of making license plates)
So clever Jacob! I love your style. ~Sharon



Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Sharon....
j.
I went to a Grammar School. Actually, they were sticklers for it. When writing letters or statements, I am very careful with it, but not with poetry, I tend not to punctuate. I let it breathe freely. The grammar police might be well intentioned, but I don:t want them putting anyone in the clink. This was a fun read Jacob. I am wondering what inspired it?

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

I am a big fan of letting poems breathe...punctuation can steer...lack of it leaves the reader to re.. read more
dear Jacob... I really enjoyed Grammar in high school... diagramming sentences was so artistic and we students learned better in those days in the Fifties. So I really enjoy your Poetry... time after time. Writing is artistic and mystic. Be still my Heart ... You have set my Spirit free. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

the nuns used to have me get up in front of the class and diagram sentences...I liked it, too...I ca.. read more
Oh that was fun to read! You still surprise me with your writing after all these years! Very cool

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Patricia,
j.
Patricia

1 Month Ago

you're welcome j.
Very cute. I tend to be a bit of grammar stickler myself -- but never to the detriment of the meaning. And, poetic license is specifically for release from the grammar prison.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

true...thank you, Momz.
j.
MomzillaNC

1 Month Ago

You're welcome
This is too cute, I love this, so much to be said here enjoyed the read

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Kerra,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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