Lord Tennyson I’m not

Tennyson put it this way:

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

I’m reading this and thinkin

That Lordy T – he wasn’t!!!:

So Lordy Listen here-

gonna give it to you straight

gotta hear me from the start

dat Lord poet  guy

I do not

share his art


I felt it when you left

a piercing to my heart

I shoulda

thought it through

known betta at the start


ya made your way

in a lost and lonely heart

now I’m brokin in pain

sumpins ‘truding

like a dart


Lordy dey is quotin ya

takin words a part

listen fool –

“ya must break away

wit out a brokin heart”


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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

76 thoughts on “Lord Tennyson I’m not”

  1. Different from any of your previous posts, Leslie. The ending is very clever with puns in dialect. Great how that “sharing art” line fits the poem. Very cool use of language and meaning.


  2. this was fantastic!
    though i would agree with Lord Tennyson: better loved and lost like never have loved at all
    but of course as well – i hate broken hearts…


  3. wow, great rap – you make Tennyson proud – he will wish he was alive in our time…nice..bkm


  4. can’t help putting a beat to it. I’m rapping it in my head.

    i just realized I can’t rap.

    this was great fun! 🙂


  5. I admire your guts in taking on the colloquial.

    I’ve never been much for Tennyson or his crowd–just not my kind of poetry. He’s probably turning in his grave now.


  6. I was just thinking that for some reason my brain was fried and I needed to stop reading poems for the day…so told myself just one more poem and it was yours…so glad that it was the last thing I read today…it had me smiling and thinking this is why I love to read other writings…Thanks Leslie…you made my evening. 😉


  7. Wow, loved that way you pulled that together! Ain’t love grand? I decided to try the One Stop Poetry this week. I had been afraid to give it a shot. I hadn’t read the rules and I was thinking I would have to visit 18 like on Jingles’ which becomes so time consuming. Any way, liked this poem, very creative.


  8. This was a joy to read. I read earlier when I recieved in email….had to finish my writing and imagery! 😉 Way to go on this one, a great “rapping” blend highlighting a writing, and the sort of, “you don’t know anythingggggg” kick. Excellent, heartaches are awful……ohhhh yes I know it too well as so many of us. (still trying to maintain my wounds) Very very well done Leslie!!! :)) It also has me thinking on historical realms……..hmmmm now there a thought….lol… *HUGS xoxox dear friend ~April


  9. Very clever and stylish. I love poems about poets and how one feels about them at particular times. It is a kind of homage while saying something brilliantly new and original. I enjoyed this very much.


  10. 1. Loved this style and the lingo… so unlike you, Moonie 🙂
    2. Absolutely fell in love with your take on the subject! hehehe

    Nice way to roll in for the One Shot!!!


  11. Well now that’s a very different sort of poem. Interestingly done. Putting up some nice counters there to the old lord. Good beat (not that I should ever attempt to rap), with some nice puns and language use in general. Well played, Madame Moon!

    Or, rather: Word, yo.


  12. Leslie,

    I’m just sayin” if you hear someone rapping it….you know they found it here. Love your wit! that was great

    I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be if they turned some famous poem into an updated rap song..last time they did it, it was disco and from Romeo and Juliet..it was the only way I could memorize the opening lines was to sing along to the disco song


  13. Way to tell that old Lordy dude, girl! Actually, he is one of my very favorite poets, but I love the way you contrasted the vernacular with his elegant phrasing. I liked this.


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