Stems sticking to my back not fun

– Mark Harless

Into the dark with goose-neck lamp
No angst in there as I am champ
Pernicious as it covers truth
Been mollycoddled all my life
Hope the dementia is not rife
Vermilion lipstick in my youth

Tell you the truth, it’s quite jejune
Lying on the floor like a cocoon
With milk bottle in vexation
And the rowboat paddling slowly
With the monkey wrench to be free
Stems sticking to my back not fun

For what I’ve done, I say sorry
And with a plea, I think I won*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.


For: Photo Challenge #181, Wordle #172


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