Poetry Friday: Lame robot humor, as Throwback Summer stumbles along!

poetryfridaybutton-fulllYes, indeed, it’s another “gem” from one of Yours Truly’s high school journals…and there’s a reason I put that word in quotes.

This was written almost exactly one month after last week’s mosquito/Dorito masterpiece; if you didn’t mind that one, and are willing to forgive a forced rhyme or groan-worthy punchline, then read on! But remember:  you’ve been warned.

A Robot Poem

There once was a robot named Slo-ped
who was bought for a child as a moped.
It could dance, it could sing,
do most anything,
except when it swam, it corro-ded.

– Matt Forrest Esenwine, 5/13/83

Why am I foisting all this horrible poetry from my high school years onto such an innocent and kind-hearted reader such as yourself? I explain HERE. Not sure who is hosting Poetry Friday today, but if you’d like to indulge in some REAL wordsmithery, check out Kidlitosphere Central’s Poetry Friday page to follow this year’s schedule of hosts!


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10 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Lame robot humor, as Throwback Summer stumbles along!

  1. Karen Eastlund

    Haha… yeah… early poetry can be quite amusing…. thanks for sharing.

    Here’s a poet whose forehead is slo-ped…
    For words she constantly gro-ped
    Her poems ain’t pretty
    You’d call each a ditty
    And yet, to be published she ho-ped.


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  2. (Dubious) poetry begets more (dubious) poetry, Matt!
    Slo-ped the moped was sto-ked
    to see poetry his bio evo-ked
    but he did not complain
    that when the time came
    their poetic licenses were revo-ked


  3. It’s early in the morning, and I’m stump-ed
    It’s tough writing rhyme to be emot-ed
    I love your early humor
    that presaged you as a bloomer
    and guess that writing helped you be promot-ed!

    You may have hated to write, but write you did, Matt. Practice does make perfect!


  4. maryleehahn

    Okay, I got nothin’ in the way of a poetic response, but I do love it when the comments are just as amusing as the post! Who knew when you wrote you little robot ditty that you’d inspire 4 more?!?!


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