Don’t ever…..

They read their verse

In monotoned voice

Droning on and on….

A dirge.

No soul.

No expression

As if ‘twere 

‘de rigeur’

To sound as though

They preceded the funeral bell.

I don’t want my verse

To be read….or worse…

To be heard

As though from a graveyard skull.

I don’t want it to be dull!

I want it to ZING

And PING

And STING

I want it to charge like a bull

I want it to laugh

And cry

And heave a sigh

And show emotion

Through the reader’s voice.

And….

I want the listener to enjoy…

And share the thoughts…

The pleasure…

The doubts…

The laugh…

The shouts…

……so…….don’t ever read my verse in a dreary tone!

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