Rhyme Crime

Sometimes I write bad poetry
In itself that’s not a crime
But perhaps it is a little sin
That I often rhyme ‘crime’ with ‘rhyme’

Writing poems does amuse me
And they rarely take much time
And it’s not all that unusual
For me to rhyme ‘time’ with ‘rhyme’

Sometimes my bad poems
Find an audience with whom they chime
And this I think is honestly
The first time I’ve rhymed ‘chime’ with ‘rhyme’

If you don’t like bad poetry
Then don’t be sour like a lime
Although you might feel a little bitter
When you see I’ve rhymed ‘lime’ with ‘rhyme’

After all bad poems cost nothing
Not a penny, not a dime
Though that may not be consoling
If I just rhyme ‘dime’ with ‘rhyme’

Writing can sometimes be a struggle
A monumental uphill climb
But you know you’ve reached the top
When you can rhyme ‘climb’ with ‘rhyme’

I’ve scraped the poetic barrel
And I’ve come up with slime and grime
But looking on the bright side
Both ‘slime and ‘grime’ rhyme with ‘rhyme’

Yes the secret to bad poetry
Is to indiscriminately rhyme
Though it is perhaps unforgivable
When you just rhyme ‘rhyme’ with ‘rhyme’

  16 comments for “Rhyme Crime

  1. August 26, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Perhaps you could do better with a change of clime.

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  2. August 26, 2021 at 6:09 am

    It’s a tough call, the time rhyme
    But you doggedly persisted,
    I’m glad you took the time
    Because though bitter and twisted-

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  3. August 26, 2021 at 9:38 am

    As far as I’m concerned
    I”ve learned
    it’s fine
    to also very nearly rhyme,
    it makes the verse
    no worse.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      I’m not averse to semi-rhyming verse.
      It’s more of a blessing than a curse
      Though I’m sure some find it perverse
      To rhyme verse with horse or arse

      Liked by 1 person

  4. August 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    A spoken rhyme is much deserved but I don’t have the time
    so I’ll decline the spoken rhyme, instead I’ll post a mime!

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 26, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Mime is a far worse crime
      Than any underwhelming rhyme

      Liked by 2 people

    • August 26, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      If there’s one thing makes my face fall
      And fair drives me up the wall
      Its a mime who says nothing at all.

      Liked by 2 people

    • August 27, 2021 at 12:58 am

      Clever Peter……

      Liked by 2 people

  5. August 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Do I have time for mimes? Nope.
    When I see one at ‘work’ my earnest hope
    Is- give him enough rope…

    Liked by 3 people

  6. August 29, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I would’ve called you Slime
    but you didn’t commit the crime
    By taking a little more time
    and trying to rhyme Mr. Ohh! with Rhyme
    Laugh Well and Often!!

    Liked by 1 person

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