Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a parody. Besides being fun, writing parodies can be a great way to hone your poetic skills – particularly your sense of rhyme and sound, as you try to mimic the form of an existing poem while changing the content.
Oh, Do a Parody The parody Should be easy Something to make fun of From lots to choose How could I lose Just change around the words The Rime was way to long Maybe do a nursery song I tried to write about the fog Switched direction Asked the question Where does the sidewalk end Tried some Poe But do not know Enough of this old master I admit defeat I can’t compete With King Weird Al Yankovic I misread I thought it said Write an ode to a parody
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 26
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.