TO THOSE WHO WANT TO WRITE IN RHYME
By Josie Whitehead
To those who want to write in rhyme –
You lucky ones who have the time:
Dictionaries can fill your minds
With words of many different kinds.
The large words such as herbivorous,
And small words found in a thesaurus;
The words that are quite in between
And grand words such as king and queen.
Words that fill your mind with fear
And those that bring you inner cheer;
Words that cause you agitation
And welcome words of admiration.
Words that tickle, tease or taunt;
Those for Halloween that haunt.
Words that just won’t let you sleep,
ie such words as bang or beep.
Words that gently kiss the mind –
There are lots of them I think you'll find.
Try: flutter, flitter, hum or buzz,
Or soft-to-feel words: fur or fuzz.
There are so many words to choose,
So, come on now, don't sit and snooze.
Absorb those words, yes, every sort,
But poets, keep those poems short!!
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