This is for my dear friend Rodney
Who tells me he doesn't like poetry
No Dr. Suess? No Silverstein?
To dislike Frost is near obscene!
You haven't read until you know
The Raven of Edgar Allen Poe.
If Ogden Nash can't make you snicker,
My friend, you'd better check your ticker.
There's Wordsworth, Dickinson, Angelou,
William Blake and Langston Hughes
David and Shakespeare, poets true
And the writers of all songs loved by you
So roses are red and violets are blue
Rodney likes poetry more than he knew.