We All Don’t Rhyme

There WAS a TIME the LINES in POEMS did RHYME
i LEARNED nurSERY rhymes IN iAMbic RHYTHM
But AS my LIFE beCAME more UNdeFINED
MiMICKing ENDings SEEMED to JUST cause SCHISMS
Then it WAS I LET my WORDS free TO make SENSE of ME

Today at dVerse Frank would like us to use iAMbic rhythm in a poem of our choice. I hope I did this correctly.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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15 Responses to We All Don’t Rhyme

  1. Ahhh. You used the beat so well!

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  2. Gina says:

    a most interesting lyrical piece

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    • I thought it interesting, yet I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right. I hate to just ignore a challenge.

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      • Gina says:

        i am no authority on format but i read poetry for how it makes me feel, yours had a special sound to it. challenges like these do help us craft poetry out of our normal comfort zone and that’s why i like doing them, like you i can’s resist a challenge! the feedback we get is good for future writes too i believe.

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  3. Ah… yes.. but once you do enjambment you can let the lines run free also in pentameter.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    There’s no need to rhyme. Blank verse also works. The meter depends on how those reciting the poem say the words. Some accent them differently than they would in normal speech. Even with normal speech, an iambic meter should sound somewhat odd, like a mist over a lake compared to normal speech. I liked this line: “But AS my LIFE beCAME more UNdeFINED”

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  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Yes! The rhyme can be so stunting – artificial sometimes.

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  6. Bill Bentley says:

    This poem is just weird and hard to read!

    Bill

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  7. Grace says:

    Let the words come out freely. Honestly, I have a hard time with the beat too.

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  8. lynn__ says:

    Some lines worked better than others, this is no easy form! I really liked your title, Mary 🙂

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