They pulled him off the plane pre-flight,
would not let him remain on flight—
They’d asked for a show of hands
for volunteers to de-plane the flight.
Seems everyone had plans,
they all chose to sustain the flight.
So attendants chose four off-hand
because seats aren’t pre-ordained on flight.
Three went with the plan;
the fourth tried to explain his flight.
They wouldn’t understand
why doc could not abstain from flight.
And though he took a stand,
would not let him remain on flight.
We watched the shit hit the fan,
when they dragged him with disdain from flight.
Their apologies were scant
for all news that pertained to flight.
We heard them spin their slant,
as their CEO ascertained the flight.
Now when travelers see their brand
they’ll think twice on restraint from flight.
If I ever fly again—
United won’t attain my flight.
© Ginny Brannan 2017
|Image: Jayse David/Twitter|
This format is called a Ghazal, which is formed of couplets, each of which is a complete statement. Both lines of the first couplet end with the same phrase or end word, and that end word is also repeated at the end of each couplet. If you’re really feeling inspired, you can also attempt to incorporate internal rhymes and a reference to yourself or your own name in the final couplet.
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