Because It’s Fun

I do not always
Have to rhyme;
In fact, I’ve written
Free verse too,
But even then
With so much time,
I’ve only written
Just a few.
No matter how
I try to stop
The rhymes from
Coming out today,
They’ll wriggle free
Until they plop
Into my mind and
There they’ll stay
Until I sigh
And let them go
To let them choose
Their vetted seat
Where happily
They’ll set to row
My raft of words
To every beat;
Past verbs and nouns
And synonyms,
Around the bend
Of every line,
They’ll grit their teeth
And work their limbs
To show me how
Their strengths combine;
And if they stumble
On their way
And miss perhaps
A beat or two,
The message they
Will not betray…

And that’s why free verse?
Only few.

2019 © Sonya Annita Song

49 thoughts on “Because It’s Fun

  1. Beautifully written 👍

  2. Lol ,welcome Cubby😉😉👍

    1. I love it when others can enjoy my silliness. Thank you! 🙂

      1. Hahah that’s awesome …keep writing 👍

  3. Very witty! I loved this post! I loved it the most! And now, I am toast!

  4. Great use of fun! I enjoy writing poetry that ryhmes, but sometimes I venture down a different trail for some free verse.

    1. I like reading free verse, but it doesn’t come as naturally to me as rhyming does. Venturing down different trails can lead to wonderful places. 🙂

  5. The thing is that you write for yourself, firstly. What you write and how you write it… all is good – Great Words, excellent order put in are they. G:)

  6. I prefer rhyming as well….it lends itself to a more flowing read. This WAS a fun read!

    1. I’m very happy it was fun for you! 🙂

  7. Haha…my kind of poetry. Nicely done x

  8. Rhyme all the time.

    When I’m
    Walking
    Talking
    Thinking
    and
    In the
    Bathroom
    Stinking!

  9. Haha – simply brillaint -rhyme or no rhyme you are the best

    1. Hardly, but I appreciate the sentiment. 🙂

      1. My friend never undermine your capabilities 😊🌸

        1. Don’t mind me. I have self-deprecating tendencies. 🙂

          1. I didn’t. Stay charming 😊

  10. Four Lines To A “Lady”

    ©1972 Allen E. Rizzi

    I’ll subside in the tide until she’s lied
    For the finally funniest last time;
    Then without woe, I’ll let her know
    That I wrote this just to rhyme.

  11. I caught myself singing to your free verse poem. That is brilliant to have one sing to one’s writing. I love this so much. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  12. Brilliant as always 🌻

  13. Enjoyed this so much 😍👍🏻

    1. I am so very happy you did! 🙂

  14. My mind thinks in rhyme too, haha I kind of just did it again, 🙂!

    1. It just kind of slips out, doesn’t it. 😉

  15. Lovely… I enjoyed it, Cubby. 😃

  16. That was fun. I liked it a lot.

    1. Hehe glad you thought it was fun. 🙂

  17. Free verse is the best. Hail Whitman ! 😊

  18. Wowww!!! Beautifully penned with so well calculated rhyming!!😊

    1. I’m glad you thought so! 🙂

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