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Over Promise, Under Deliver
Author: Kyle Chittick
Date: 06.12.2008

Nine short lines to tell you a story.
I should probably get started.
Are you ready to proceed?
Make sure you are relaxed.
Really settle in.
Need a quick snack?
Bathroom break?
Time's up?


This was for a Nonet Poem contest at
. A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with just one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

line 1 - 9 syllables
line 2 - 8 syllables
line 3 - 7 syllables
line 4 - 6 syllables
line 5 - 5 syllables
line 6 - 4 syllables
line 7 - 3 syllables
line 8 - 2 syllables
line 9 - 1 syllable

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