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An epistolary poem

By Hannah MoorePublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
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Dear Rebecca,

Did you ever stop to think

how you made me feel that day?

Though it seems absurd, I must be heard,

There are things I need to say.


First, I thought it understood,

That two tiers was the ceiling,

To offer more, (as much as four!),

Was sure to breed bad feeling.


Also, everybody knows,

The Lord Mayor frowns on icing.

It’s over sweet and hard to eat,

It only LOOKS enticing.


On the form I made it clear,

The family friendly theme.

It isn’t proper for the topper

To make the vicar scream.


And that garish coloured sponge

Perhaps you thought attractive?

It caused some pains to Mrs James,

Her son is hyperactive.


You have lived here long enough,

To know we’re a friendly lot.

Though you came late, to the summer fete,

We saved your cake a spot.


Had we, of course, been forewarned,

We’d have placed it at the rear,

A cake that height can block from sight

The classics sitting near.


It falls to me as chairman

To send you out this letter.

This missive is imperative

To make this year go better.


No one holds a grudge my dear,

I write with the best intent.

The committee thinks that such high jinx

Doesn’t fit with this event.


So this year’s competition

Brings in a judges’ duty

To disqualify, not mollify

Entrants deemed too fruity.


I trust you’ll volunteer again

To keep the barbeque burning,

And remember please, the trophy needs

Polishing and returning.



Victoria Smythe, Chairwoman, Little Dimcot Community Committee

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  • R. J. Rani5 months ago

    Oh, how fun! Victoria isn't bitter at all, is she? :D I enjoyed this poem very much, Hannah! I had to click on it immediately since my first name is Rebecca. I was surprised and delighted with every word and stanza. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this!

  • Donna Fox5 months ago

    I am in love with your words choices and turn of phrase in this one! It felt very whimsical and almost nursery rhyme-like, which was extremely enticing and engaging for me! This is my favourite piece form you yet! Such fantastic work here, Hannah! 💜

  • Em Starr5 months ago

    Hahaha! This is hilariously good, Hannah. What a poem!

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