Do you have problems?

Do you have problems?

Here are the safest ways to muddle through:
Don’t say a word of it — a problem shared
will multiply. Pretend. Do not subdue
a bit of anger- this may get you snared.
And try as much as possible not to care.
If you do, there are always local drinks:
They’re very cheap, so DRINK! Do no scare
yourself away ’til your eyes cease to blink,
and your steps start to tramp. If these means fail,
bargain a very safe area, a stool,
a copious length of rope or bunchy veil–
(a team of simple and regular tools).
A wooden ceiling will do- one with hook,
or jump, head-down, into a shallow brook.



8 thoughts on “Do you have problems?” by Adewale S. (@sailzeals)

  1. Nice one! Funny and harsh all at once… The lines were kind of running into each other though, don’t know If it’s a punctuation problem or where you chose to break them off…

  2. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ditto Mercy too…

  3. Yes, Mercy. The poem is a sonnet, and a part of the rules of the form, is the use of enjambments– the lines that run, and they way they run, into one another.

  4. So read the lines as though they are in a piece of prose.

  5. is it the rhymes, the sarcasm, the irony, the comedy, the simplicity or the originality of this poem that kills it for me…enjambment, imagery, metaphor…meeen just name it and i see them all here…its KUDOS from me sire

  6. Okay, so I have learnt a new form today, I am happy.

  7. I’m glad, Scopeman. The Sonnet, however, entails far more than being in 14 lines and having particular rhymes schemes, and scribbling in enjambments.

    Two of the most important rules of Sonnet writing are the number of syllables per line (usually 10, paired to be 5s. [For each pair, the 2nd syllable sounds higher than the 1st– Each pair is called an iamb]) called Iambic Pentameters.
    And the volta– a tender shift of argument, which usually occurs at the 9th line.

    Wiki has a couple of its techniques outlined.

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