Workshop

John J. Gordon

At our leader's instigation

I took on this obligation

Pledged to fulfill her instructions

With some cool couplet constructions

Exceed my poetic duty

Create a piece of sheer beauty

Words erupted   soon filled the page

A scintillating verse rampage

I imaged trees   cats   kids   a kiss

Planets   stardust   love gone amiss

My heartfelt words   profound   intense

When scrutinized were pure nonsense

Show me pity   I've done the task

When I'm to read   please   just don't ask