Write a poem that uses 'eye rhyme'.
Eye rhyme is where words look like they will rhyme, but don’t when they are spoken or read. Think about how you could use these jarring 'rhymes' to portray something in your poem.
The more you know
The higher your brow
Beneath your smirk, so rouge
Is an ego ready to gouge
Every skeptic, every one
Who takes a controverting tone
You brand as a demon
Sour face, lips tasting lemon
I pity you, your sneer abounds
You cannot teach you only wound...
I stepped upon a root,
It nearly broke my foot.
‘Twas all that I did find
As we pushed against the wind.
Through trees the sound of laughter,
Yet, threatened times of slaughter:
The reason we must move,
To protect our nascent love.
For if she should come again,
And bring with her great rain,
I will have to vacate my seat,
No longer to be Great.
I mean not to imply
A decision made simply,
For the t...
Oh Nanna, home is your laughter,
I’m so glad I’m your daughter’s daughter,
Oh Nanna, I love looking through,
And seeing you smile as you make dough,
Oh Nanna, you never let me lose,
And if I do, you get Gramps with the hose,
Oh Nanna, when life seems bleak,
You make my favourite, chips and steak,
Oh Nanna, please never move,
Or I’ll lose a piece of me that is your love...
Time is a broken clock: a fractured shard,
That she holds in her pocket in a hard hand;
Leaving those outside her control warred,
Against ourselves and those commands
That guide our souls towards acceptance.
And In this place where chaos is revealed
I long for peace and the love of Brunhild
And her maidens who would shield
Me from utter oblivion....
You asked me how I could just sip my wine
When my fellow interpreters suffer in vain
In the country that just fell to the Taliban
Who are the ‘students’ of the Koran
I exclaimed how it sends shivers down my spine
Seeing their chance to escape the brutal reign
Abruptly taken away with their fate slain
With their loyalties questioned once again
You knew both sides too well
Because you comma...
Many things in the world are fun
Like throwing your dog a bone
And I enjoy having a good run
Even though I have to be gone
Going shopping with my daughter
Hanging out in the sun
Listening to jokes with lots of laughter
There’s a lull; we must be done
For a snack we might eat fruit
Or munch on a honey bun
Then for dinner gravy over a biscuit
Then feel like we weigh a ton
Riding bicycle in the wi...
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