Advice and lectures bore me,
Your eyes grim and stern scald me,
It feels as if they can gore me,
Your tongue nonstop whiplashes me.
Oh can’t you see the hurt you cause!
Oh that tongue lash without pause!
Please spare me of your sage words.
I can’t take more goring of swords.
Form Rispetto ~ A Rispetto an Italian form which is a complete poem of two rhyming quatrains abab ccdd. Syllable count is 8 per line
May Challenge by Golden Hair Bear:
May 2nd: Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands. Write a poem about advice. (1885)