Desperate to Rhyme
When you write poetry,
Sometimes you’re just stuck,
Desperate what to rhyme,
You go through the ABCs
And then you get confused.
Now you look at all those rhyming lists.
You can’t really get enthused!
Why do they suggest words
That really make no sense?
Now why would you want to rhyme
“Sense” with “business lunch expense”?
Many poems don’t rhyme anyway.
Writers don’t even try,
Only those feely-touchy words and phrases,
“tranquil. alarm. tranquil and alarm. why?”
So when desperate to rhyme
Using those words you can’t find,
What do you do?
Don’t think too much and use a little slight of mind.
— Charles B. Mayes
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