NaPoWriMo : Day 28 – Who’s the Boss?

National Poetry Writing Challenge Day 28 is to write a poem using Skeltonic Verse. Skeltonic Verse gets it’s name from John Skelton, a fifteenth century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise known as “dipodic” or two-footed verse). The lines rhyme but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he gets bored and moves to another. Each line should not exceed six words.

My poem for today  because nobody likes the boss.

bad boss.jpg


He’s the Boss,

Oh Man, he’s cross!

He ‘aint fair,

He don’t care,

He’ll give you the stare,

And your hair,

You’ll want to tear!

If he plays foul,

Don’t you growl,

Don’t you howl,

He’s on the prowl,

He’ll make you rot,

If you’re caught,

Or Not-

You’ll get shot!

You better watch out,

Don’t you shout,

Don’t you flout,

He’s the one with the clout!


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13 responses to “NaPoWriMo : Day 28 – Who’s the Boss?”

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  2. Peace Kathure Avatar

    Glad to hear 🙂 Just keep ’em coming!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      With so much encouragement, I definitely will😊

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  3. Peace Kathure Avatar

    Your poems are all so witty 🙂 absolutely love them all!!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Wow! Thank you so much.😊. You made my day.

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  4. Angela van Son Avatar

    Your poem made me imagine myself writing these about teachers when I was in secondary school… You’ve caught that vibe of protest well!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      😀 wow. Thanks Angela. Thought of my bosses😉 when i wrote it. Now I am thinking of teachers as well and it does hold true for them too😊

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  5. viewsofpreethib Avatar

    lol 😀 loved this one Smitha 🙂 It’s awesome ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Preeti..😊 enjoyed writing it.

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  6. Sangbad Avatar

    beautifully depicted this Boss thing…liked it a lot…

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks a lot Sangbad. Only those who’ve experienced it will understand😊


      1. Sangbad Avatar

        Yes…I wrote on my journey…please have a look when you get a chance…

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          I did. You’ve written very well…experience of NaPoWriMo and the conversations made.

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