Poetry 101, Day 6: Fallacy

Unsound arguments. Failures of reason.
Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.
Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail;both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.fallacy
Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good (creative) sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself!
Alternatively, make poetry from known philosophical fallacies. Make that straw man stand by a red wheelbarrow, put the genius of the crowd to the test, or tell the tale of a (tautological) tub.

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My vision book, it spoke to me
Come and show me what you see

My pants walked off to work today
While I stayed home to hang and play

The lamp was wearing out the shade
Looking for my mind that strayed

How loud the bull did play his horn
While turning candy into corn

My stocking couldn’t find her hat
My eye is looking like a cat

The book began to play a note
Which helped the shoe set sail his boat

The fragrant soap his horse did saddle
Thought I heard the fiddle faddle

I put my case inside a basket
Inside hiding was the tasket

Waiting in the line of time
Listening to a talking mime

Never saw the sand so quick
Wonder will the candle stick

I’m in the zone it’s time to end
I hope your ear I did not bend


39 thoughts on “Poetry 101, Day 6: Fallacy

  1. I love this! It is completely nonsensical and fun! Great job!! Hugs! Xoxo

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  2. Totally agree with PJ! Nonsensical and fun! 😀

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  3. Well done Deb, great poem.

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  4. I love the lyrical, carefree feel of this well constructed poem!

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  5. Wonderful. It flows so nicely and is clever.

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  6. How fun to read! Nice job. 🙂

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  7. Hahaha brilliant! You did a great job with the prompt and created this fun poem that had me giggling 🙂 great work! You’re a natural xx

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