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Slave to Rhyme

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 09-06-99 07:34 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

The mechanics of it all
Is what drives me up a wall
An every day constant fight
Struggling just to get it right
Oh, to keep it all in sync
Makes it hard for me to think
Would that I could write it free
But slave to rhyme, that is me
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Elizabeth
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1 posted 09-06-99 08:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I also am a "slave to rhyme!" And I LIKE it like that!!!!

It may drive me up a wall
But without it I would fall
I admit it's hard to think
And sometimes I am on the brink
Slave to rhyme, I might be
'Cause I CHOOSE not to write in free!

LOL

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*Elizabeth*

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But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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2 posted 09-06-99 08:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Know what you mean!

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Denise
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3 posted 09-06-99 08:28 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderfully written Andrew. Although a slave to rhyme myself, I do tangle with free verse from time to time
Skyfyre
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4 posted 09-06-99 10:13 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

We're slaves to rhyme, alas, 'tis true:
But at least we don't have to think in it, too!

I know all about this one, Andrew ... I'm too much of a coward to write free verse ... afraid my words cannot stand on their own without that song behind them ...

A good read. I like it muchly.

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(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


Nan
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5 posted 09-06-99 10:18 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I AM lost and foundering without my rhyme.... for sure..
Lucie
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6 posted 09-06-99 11:03 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Think in verse is what I do
so I can produce a poem for you.
It may read like a jumprope song
but the words are right where they belong.

I read my poems right out loud
like I am speaking to a crowd.
To make sure lines are reading well,
so don't put me in a padded cell.

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7 posted 09-06-99 11:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Would we remember poetry
If none of it were rhymed, but free?
Our songs from early, happy times
Would we remember without rhymes?

Would children understand so clear
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,
A vital part of history
If not for rhyme instead of free?

Don't ever feel it is a crime
To be obsessed by making rhyme
The rules, it's true, can oft be trying
But that's what makes it satisfying.

Andrew Scott
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8 posted 09-07-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Thank you one and all for stopping by. Your replies were a joy to read. I sort of figured that I wasn't the only one in the rhyming boat. From the names below I couldn't ask for better company.
Alison
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9 posted 02-20-2011 03:39 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

If you take time to read Andrew's poem - which is priceless in my opinion - take time to read the replies.  They are equally as fun to read.

Alison
 
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