Poems that don’t Rhyme


A poem doesn’t have to rhyme, each line should chime an emotional chord, each verse should plot a meaningful course. It doesn’t need half rhymes or assonance, just prose. I can’t subscribe to this tripe, I’m uncultured I suppose.
Where’s the skill in unrhyming rhythms, is it really a poem? Words on a page without rhymes that engage is just a story is where I’m going.
To me a poem is an expression that reads like a song, yes it should make you think but you should be able to sing along.
‘My heart skipped a beat, my throat went hoarse, my love caught my eye, a hook was cast’
This is all well and good but surely it should, frolic from my tongue like a pig in the mud.
‘My heart skipped a beat, my throat went hoarse, my love caught my eye, a hook was cast for sure’
Using words to create these compositions is great, using language to entangle, to sandwich and manage our feelings of love, loss, sorrow and anguish.

To me a poem should rhyme, and no I’m not mistaken. It’s a compliment to our language it’s an ode to creators of speech.

That last part didn’t rhyme, it’s not a poem you see. It’s an artistic statement of opinion, the opinion of me.

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