Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Poems that dont look like plagiarism

A Google search — poems that dont look like plagiarism — brought a hapless surfer to Orange Crate Art. But I can help, sort of. Here is a poem that doesn’t look like plagiarism. It looks entirely original, like no one else’s poems. That’s because I just wrote it myself, honest. Enjoy.

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us?
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

comments: 6

T. said...

I just love this post. From start to finish. LOVE it.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, T.!

Elaine said...

I've seen this elsewhere! OMG...
So I've been an admirer for far longer than one might suspect?

Michael Leddy said...

I guess so!

stefan said...

I agree with T.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant--
Success in circuit lies...

Michael Leddy said...

Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise