“Today’s prompt is to relax with the rather silly form called Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme. You just rhyme the same sound until you get tired of it, and then move on to another sound.

My poem for the dayMy sister’s dog

My sister has a dog

Who lazes around like a log

And leaps like a frog

When she takes him on a jog

And if there’s ever a smog

He prances around agog

His name is ‘Rusty’

He is the color of brandy

He seems rather silly


when he sees a bowl of jelly

and hides behind the telly

Rusty is a cockapoo

Who sticks around like glue

And barks only on cue

He loves a window with a view

But is frightened of anything new

Including, the bone he’s given to chew!

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

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