englyn for Roger Rivard

Roger Rivard’s so sleazy
he said some girls rape easy
smirked between friends, all breezy

***my offering for Dverse.  We are playing with englyns today.  The above is a soldier’s englyn.

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I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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30 Responses to englyn for Roger Rivard

  1. Somehow, I missed this article – had to look up who he was. OMG are these people nuts. I fear what will happen to women if they get elected! Seriously.
    That said, what a clever use of the form you wrote here to satirize that situation! Well done!!

  2. Sue Judd says:

    Great use of this form for a rather hideous message. Maybe that’s the way to do it, shocks more because of its brevity.

  3. brian miller says:

    ugh…what a scumbag indeed….seriously this is as bad if not worse than the ‘women can just shut their bodies down during rape’ comment….sickening…

    really nicely done to form and addressing a person as well as the form is usually used…

  4. Susan says:

    ssssssss. . . .
    Course, you treat it all appropriately here.

  5. Mary says:

    I am not sure who Roger Rivard is, but it sounds like HE is a real ‘sleaze.’ The shortness of the poem makes the message STRONG.

  6. marousia says:

    Ugh – he is a scumbag – the brevity of the form adds to the effect IMHO

  7. festivalking says:

    a fun read… loved it! :D

  8. myrthryn says:

    Very well done, and timely to boot. This guy is a scumbag for sure..

  9. vivinfrance says:

    You have used the form well to lampoon your subject, in the spirit of the Englyn. The tercet 7 syllable version is more rhythmic than the quatrain 10-7-7-7 ones.

  10. rallentanda says:

    There is no way I would get into an elevator alone with this sleaze bag!

  11. ManicDdaily says:

    Horrible. Good poem. Thanks. k.

  12. Kim Nelson says:

    You take a serious topic and make it approachable. This bouncy piece will certainly prompt others to investigate the facts and act. Well done.

  13. Sabio Lantz says:

    Great mockery — the usual theme of this style! well done

  14. nelle says:

    I’m convinced The Misogynist should be Time person of the year.

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