“OH THANK YOU GAWDS A POEM THAT DOESN’T RHYME!” by John Schneider


OH THANK YOU GAWDS A POEM THAT DOESN'T RHYME!
Especially since one then doesn't need to keep time.

Not only do you have to fret about meter.
Then it must be fixed how to make the couplet.
Finding a true rhyme, not being a cheater.
Spacing the rhymes so they're offset.

OH THANK YOU GAWDS A POEM THAT DOESN'T RHYME!
Finding matching words is an uphill climb.

To begin is not an easy task
Poems that rhyme are such a chore
Like stuck, flailing in a cask
Or unable to open the exit door

OH THANK YOU GAWDS A POEM THAT DOESN'T RHYME!
To make it work a poet must be in their prime.

The ending is hard work too
It must finish the poem and not go on
One must know when they are through
Non-stop rhymes makes the mind drawn

OH THANK YOU GAWDS A POEM THAT DOESN'T RHYME!
Now it's over, I hope this wasn't a literary crime.