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I thought I’d write a sonnet but the lines were much too long

It had too many syllables: it all went very wrong

The syllables in sonnets must, they said, add up to ten

And this one has fourteen so I would have to start again

The rhyming pattern also, was too difficult for me

It should go a-b-a-b but this goes a-a-b-b

AH! Sonnets should have fourteen lines so this is four lines short

Now, maths is not my strong point but I’ve had an awesome thought:

I know it’s not a sonnet but the av’er’age is mean

‘Cos fourteen lines of ten adds up to ten lines of fourteen!


This poem is featured in GEMINI.