A Simple (Minded) Show-Off


I’m so simple;

Sharing part of all its sixty-seven synonyms.

I like to rhyme.

Not only that,

But like the rhymes to show!

I must be vain also.

Nothing subtle – ends of lines

Designed to look good. Viz,

When –ink, can stick out,

Flouting laws of taste,

Economy and waste,

Distinct and glaringly conspicuous,

I’m pleased, contented, satisfied

And gratified.


I’m such a show off –

Maybe superfic-ee-ell,

As well.

Too lazy to be bothered,

Take the trouble to research

And learn the art of ‘real’ writing –

Like the big guys do.

(Oh, dear, what rhymes with do,

Or writing, learn, or bothered?

Screw it! It’s exciting just to churn and slither

Round, and under

Thought and wonder,

Showing off each lime of rhyme…

Each line of rhyne?

(That’s dreadful.


AND pathetic!

I give up.)


A Simple (Minded) Showoff 3.17.2016

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; A Sense Of The Ridiculous II;

Arlene Corwin




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