I urge you all to give a miss
to writing poems that start like this.
Your listeners aren’t out there to bore.
You’re bound to captivate them more…
by putting in the grunt and time
and focusing awhile
on finding other ways to rhyme,
a change of writing style
Try to rhyme the firsts and thirds
while also taking care
Lines 2 and 4 conclude with words
that make a rhyming pair…
or take a risk, and aiming high,
just spread your wings and have a try
at branching out and saying goodbye
to standard rhyming mode.
The fourth line, such a sudden end
to three that show a rhyming trend
won’t find its matching, rhyming friend
till three more lines have flowed…
so when you write your rhyming poem,
you now have lots of choice.
to give your words their voice.