It’s been a while since I did one of these. Edward Thomas wrote Adlestrop which was voted the twentieth most popular poem in English by the BBC’s audience. This is the link to the original. This is my rewritten version, using the first line and the same meter and format.
Yes. I remember Adlestrop.
A knowall influencer whose
perfect abs and chiselled jaw
couldn’t hide his obnoxious views.
He’d post his stream of consciousness,
filling the ether day and night,
promoting a witchy brew that
was full of nothing except for shite.
Would I follow this lumpen prat?
I’d rather kiss a scaly frog,
or eat my spleen, or follow golf,
Or even pat a burning dog.