Monday, October 4, 2010


Je pence
Out of commonsense
To built a fence
For my defense

Don’t be tense
I know I’m intense
But please don’t take offense
Based on false pretense

Please, hold the suspense
And all your incense
Until your sense
Understands my self-defense

My abhorrence
And abstinence
Aren’t a coincidence
I’m lacking the confidence
That will make the difference

My innocence
And inexperience
Were busted by your indifference
You insulted my intelligence
With your insolence

My intransigence
Is your penitence
Patience and persistence
Will prove your prudence

Silence is my preference
To answer your impertinence
So you see, why my fence is commonsense!

© Gabriela Abalo

This post is a contribution to Theme Thursday and Jingle Poetry poetry-potluck


Jingle said...

what a beautiful piece.
loved the perfect rhymes...
playful spirits...
well done!

TALON said...

This was fun to read because of the rhythm and the phonetics. And I loved the last stanza - commonsense is way under-utilized :)

Jingle said...

your participation tickles me..
love your kindness, open mind, and encouraging attitude..
your piece is perfect for our poetry potluck!
Happy monday!
have fun!

Brian Miller said...

ha. nice carried that well...and it rains like bullets...this one would be a fun one to read aloud...nice.

RA said...

Love it! :)

Wine and Words said...

So sensible!

ds said...

Wonderful! It makes so much sense, your fence (very well designed, too)!

Amanda said...

Loved loved the perfect rhymes and thanks so much for linking with Potluck xx

Kirk Jusko said...


Stafford Ray said...

Wtty effervescence!

dasuntoucha said...

Nicely done mono-rhyme!

Anonymous said...

Amazing job of rythmn and rhyme.
That must have been a challenge to find so many -ence words!

Shashi said...

Silence is my preference... that is my preference too. Liked it so much Gabi.
Thanks for sharing..

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Jingle said...

welcome to Rally week 30,
a most 3 poems are accepted within 7 days…
Happy Thursday!

Ana Goncalves said...

Brilliant poem! Very in tune and true. Your blog is beautiful. Keep shining. :)

Jingle said...

the perfect poet award for you...
you can wait until two weeks later to accept...or accept before Rally week 31, which is in about two weeks.

Anonymous said...

Very well done. It rhymes and makes sense. That's not easy to do for everyone.

Tasha Sargent said...

Brilliant poem! Loved the rhymes! Excellent job!

Jingle said...

help visit Talon to wish her a happy birthday today,