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Recipe for a Rant

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It might be sweet

Or perhaps pernicious

Depending on your mood

Or which persona you choose

To serve up on this plate

One cup of conviction,

Don’t shake it

To half a cup of real

Don’t fake it

Pour into glass bowl

Combine with relevant stories

Or substitute with an allegory

More easily digested

Season with pure grit

And some hot sauce

If you “put that shit

On everything”

Marinate your words

With a little savoir faire

Then let them spill

Clarify and separate yourself

From any shadows of doubt

Before stirring it up

You can add an epochal moment

If you really knead it

Don’t mix in any anger

It will curdle your cause

Sometimes warmth is required

For rants to rise properly

Serve with a side of sassiness


Anthony Desmond at dVerse Poet’s Pub really had us firing up the neurons for this one. He chose a list of twelve random words, challenging us to use at least five of them in a poem. I used eight ( pernicious, persona, plate, glass, allegory, shadow, epochal, warmth).