The Words they sat in a quiet huddle.
The Mind looked on in a bewildered muddle.
For in a heap lay all bound and tightly shackled
The Verse that the aspiring poet had tackled!
All metered and paired and cut to measure
Then fitted and rhymed to the poet’s pleasure !
A passing glance showed him to be ordinary
So inconspicuously plain and hardly exemplary.
Wearing tattered clichés and ideas drab,
Tempting words, his hungry eyes did grab.
The oblivious poet in his euphoric daze
Did not see the Verse writhing, under his gaze.
He saw a new born gurgling in innocent content
Smiling at the world with naive intent.
As the Verse lay floundering in vain
To free himself, of this regimented pain,
The poet looked on with adoring fatherly eyes
At the ends meet, after several infantile tries!
As the Verse was gagged with sturdy Rhyme
He lay struggling in Rhythmic grime.
But the poet wore blinkers upon his eyes
And the desperate Verse soon gives up and dies.
The Words now mourned as they all stood around
The unmoving Verse, still ,shackled and bound.