Friend me

08/26/2012 5:00 AM

05/16/2014 7:31 PM

Friend me

In days of yore, you might


A pal on whom you may depend.

But now the


will not append

And thus the verb is merely


I’ll hardly claim — purport — pretend —

To understand or grasp this trend

Of taking rules, which then suspend

Restrictions on how words may blend.

Is this perhaps what folks intend?

’Tis silly, so much time to spend

On trifles! Yet I will extend

One courtesy to recommend:

That poems still reach a rhyming end.

| Don Munday

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