Forced Rhyme

Forced Rhyme

Sometimes a string of rhymes is a poem
On other days, rhymes are lackluster lines of forced meaning
Weaning the joy out of story,
Trading for rhymed glory, spectacle.

The gimmick lasts for so long
Before we’re doing it wrong,
Choosing the sake of the gimmick
to mimic word choices
That trap our voices.

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One thought on “Forced Rhyme

  1. “Choosing the sake of the gimmick
    to mimic word choices
    That trap our voices.”

    Yes. Sometimes attempting to put rhyme in a poem can hinder its message from being successfully conveyed.

    Nice work! 🙂

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