I tried to write
a serious poem
I felt myself to be a proper Charlie,
I couldn’t get the words to rhyme,
and the metre was wrong
(perhaps I wasn’t writing in Metric,
I’m an Imperial man);
and, worst of all,
(which is why I’ve written this all forlorn);
that it made me yawn.
I’ll make it plain,
I won’t make that mistake again;
best to keep it funny –
on with the punny!