That’s Charming!

That’s Charming!

She could charm the pants off anyone who would listen
Even went to charm school without paying tuition

In all likelihood she’ll probably find a Charmer
He’ll sweep her off her feet and become her partner

I am the most charming and choice number three
Three times is a charm so it might as well be me

Lucky charm around my neck, charms on a bracelet jingling
Plenty of Southern Charm, ladies never sweat, they’re glistening

Things come in threes and you can live a charmed life
Prince Charming came along, charmed, I am sure, to be his wife
 

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved


Bjorn  is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with
Anapestic Tetrameter.  It means that we have four stressed syllables
on each line (so each line has twelve syllables). It is a form
mastered by Dr. Seuss.
For this exercise I reworked an old poem I had filed under humor
and hope it works.  I'm sure you'll let me know!!
Bjorn also gave us a little free rein with the syllables!

Graphic borrowed from Twitter




  28 comments for “That’s Charming!

  1. April 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    It works very well

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:16 am

      Thank you!

      • April 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  2. April 22, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Charming write Christine… 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Rob! ☺️

  3. April 22, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    At least you won’t have to kiss any frogs.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:17 am

      Been there, done that! 🤣

  4. April 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    A great poem. I loved this line… Plenty of Southern Charm, ladies never sweat, they’re glistening

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Dwight! ☺️

  5. April 23, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Charmed by the lines 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thank you Reena! ☺️

  6. April 23, 2021 at 4:17 am

    This was indeed a charming poem Christine 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Ingrid ☺️ Charmed, I’m sure!

  7. April 23, 2021 at 5:38 am

    Nice!!! I especially liked “Even went to charm school without paying tuition”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Ron! I had to find a rhyme 🤣

  8. April 23, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Loved it.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Bernadette! ☺️

  9. April 23, 2021 at 11:25 am

    There’s a whole lot of charming going on, Uh–huh! I like “ladies never sweat, they’re glistening” 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      Absobloodylutely charming! 🤣
      Thanks Lisa.

  10. April 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    This is a delight …. times three.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Helen ☺️💕

  11. Beverly Crawford
    April 23, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Triply charming! Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Bev ☺️💕

  12. April 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Love the wry humor and you made the meter work in concert with it. Charming!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much Dora! I was worried about attempting this and remembered the poem from several years back. I tweaked it and it came together. ☺️💕🌺

      • April 24, 2021 at 9:35 pm

        You’re so welcome. It was altogether enjoyable! 👍

  13. April 25, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Sometimes luck have it that those “charming” people actually find each other… instead of pulling the innocent under.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 25, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Let’s hope so ☺️

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