Why do Poems Rhyme?

August 20, 2011
By Anonymous

Why do poems rhyme?
Why does the sun shine?
Why can’t I call him mine?
Why can’t I think of my next line?

Why are roses red?
What is with these tears I shed?
Why do you play with my head?
Don’t leave me alone in this bed.

Sometimes I sit here and cry,
You’ll come in and ask me why.
Now and then I wish I could die,
Instead you’ve been keeping me alive.

Why am I so depressed?
Darlin’, I’m too dang stressed.
Maybe this is my best,
I suppose I can’t confess.

I wish I could confess to you
Why I do what I do
Because I really do love you, boo,
So please tell me you love me too.

Hopefully someday I’ll know why poems sometimes rhyme,
Or why the sun always shines,
I’ll figure it all out on a dime,
I’m ending this poem just in time.

The author's comments:
This is one of my poems from poetry class. *Your opinions are greatly encouraged, I'm curious to see what you think.

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on Aug. 25 2011 at 1:58 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

I like it! I never rhyme my poems, because it limits what you can write sometimes.

on Aug. 24 2011 at 6:09 pm
taterbug235 SILVER, Flora, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Never underestimate the impossible.

i rly rly like this poem! i feel like i can relate to it. i am new to the art of poetry and hope to someday be that great:)

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