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Jet Setter: A poem about my love for a jet setter, and the consequences
Posted by Douglas, Dec 10, 2008. 1788 views. ID = 2094

Jet Setter

Posted by Douglas, Dec 10, 2008. 1788 views. ID = 2094
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I don't know why I had the foolish idea to write a poem in which each line rhymed with all the other lines in the poem.

Just in case there's anyone who hasn't run into the word "vet" as a verb, it's a human resources term for checking a candidate's credentials (like a background check)
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This post is Part 10 of a writing series titled Love Poems.

I remember the day that I very first met her,
That beautiful girl with the sweet Irish Setter.
My love was quite true, and there's none could be better;
I gave her some jewelry, attached a love letter.
For her canine I knitted a fine woolly sweater;
The dog was so pleased she allowed me to pet her!
But oh, how I wish I had foresight to vet her
Too late I discovered that she's a jet setter
With expensive desires that have made me a debtor,
So the cops hauled me off bound in cuff and in fetter.
The scene was embarrassing; how it upset her,
So she left me to rot, and I tried to forget her...
But a girl will get under your skin, if you let her;
Now I'll never get over that sweet Irish Setter.

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This post has been awarded 28 stars by 7 readers.
This post is Part 10 of a writing series titled Love Poems. The next part of this series can be found here: My Love Is Like a Churning Ocean Deep.

Comments


Douglas
Dec 10, 2008
By the way, this poem is a good illustration of why writers need to be careful with their use of pronouns, and be sure it's clear what the pronouns refer to.

In line that ends "pet her," you probably assumed (correctly) that "her" refers to the dog. But if "her" is the dog in that sentence, then for the rest of the poem, "her" and "she" refers to the dog, not the woman.

Hopefully the "vet" pun, and the Jet Setter line didn't give that away. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Dec 10, 2008

Jeff Howe
Dec 15, 2008
You said, "I don't know why I had the foolish idea to write a poem in which each line rhymed with all the other lines in the poem."

Sometimes you dictate the poem and sometimes the poems dictate to you how they will be written. :-)
   ~Posted by Jeff Howe, Dec 15, 2008



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