How to Write Poetry

A Poem By Timothy // 9/9/2008

The good poems always rhyme
And always have time
And are artistic, like a mime

If it doesn’t rhyme, it’s not the real deal
Even if it makes you feel
It isn’t poetry, and it isn’t real

Blank verse is pretty bad
Free verse is really quite sad
Frankly, it makes me mad

If you want to really make it
As a writer, and fit
In, you have to rhyme a bit

When you pick up the pen
Try to fit in
Free verse is actually a sin

No paragraphs split in parts
Will ever move the poet’s heart
Please, don’t even start

So remember, always rhyme
Even if you have to write a line
That doesn’t say anything. Lime.



Cute, Timothy! I used to think poetry was all about the rhyming, too. Ignorant me. :)
Job well done!

Clare Marie | Wed, 09/10/2008

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]


The ending made me laugh.

Reminds me of this...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
But this one doesn't.
Love me, love my friends.
-Anne of the Island

Anna | Wed, 09/10/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief


Resisting the unpleasant temptation to take this as a personal criticism...I congratulate you on a thoroughly amusing piece. :) Great job.

Aisling | Wed, 09/10/2008


=D That was funny. I like the ending!

Falling Leaves-unschooler, horse lover, and obsesser over writing, reading and proper grammar.

E | Wed, 09/10/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

*laughs* Is

Is funny!
The quality of mercy is not strain'd;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes

Sarah | Wed, 09/10/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."

Blogging away!


Well, I think every poet could use a little more freedom to actually say what they mean.

But, the only person I had in mind when I wrote this was myself. :P

Timothy | Wed, 09/10/2008


Definitely ironic...:0) This was great! Have to admit I'll read any type of poetry, but my personal favorite is rhyming even though much of mine is often free verse.

Heather | Wed, 09/10/2008

And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"


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