.rhyme Is A Crime Poem by Bridgid Patrick

.rhyme Is A Crime

Rating: 5.0

Since rhyming and rhythm are terribly boring
They must now be barred from all musical scoring;
Those poets employing these rhythms and rhymes
Should pay with their lives for committing such crimes!

Some nut must have thought that by using good meter
A poem with tempo would sound so much sweeter;
With stresses or accents to make the verse flow,
It's just a fine way to put on a good show!

The best of all verses, as anyone knows,
Are big healthy portions of random-thought prose;
Without rhyme or rhythm to get in ones head
It's easy to know what the poet has said!

Let no one accuse me of tactics archaic,
I will not use dactyls or meters trochaic,
My poetry will not include anapests
Nor metrical footage that needs scansion tests!

Who cares about Blank Verse, Heroic or Free?
No iambic stanzas from me will you see!
Just give me some time and, perhaps, inspiration
And I will become a poetic sensation!

Alyssa Elaine 05 January 2007

Very nice, I enjoyed this poem, it's a great way to start your collection off! I actually had written two books of poetry (personal books haha) and each one starts with a small poem. Very nice. -Alyssa

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David Taylor 06 February 2007

Now this one I like, your my kind of poet! I don't think its boring so that's why your scoring a TEN!

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Risha : Ahmed 21 March 2007

A fantastic poem this. Loved the rhyming scheme. Your Vocabulary is amazing.

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Scarlett Treat 11 May 2007

L, L, L, LOL! Which is hard to do with tongue in cheek...but I loved the humor (and truth!) in this one...keep 'em comin'! !

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Mike Finley 04 March 2006

But - sputter sputter - you're spreading dactyls like butter!

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Chuck Audette 31 August 2009

Don't worry. It's only a misdemeanor! Justice is blind and you didn't write in braille. Cheers! Chuck

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James B. Earley 06 July 2008

My friend you are one fine criminal! Excellent composition.

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Kefentse Sathekge 24 May 2008

i read it till the last line. without falling asleep, and its not that i had red bull. you are terribly good! ! :) we need more poets like you.

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Alessandra Liverani 14 May 2008

You said it in rhythm, you said it in rhyme You've said what I thought for a very long time You said it so well, and you said it with humour Poems which rhythm and rhyme are passe, not true, it's just a vicious rumour

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Paul Butters 27 April 2008

I've had the same battle in my head many times, but never found such words - or rhymes! - to express this. Excellent work. Paul.

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