Writing 101: day 19 – “Rhyme”

So here goes nothing for the challenge today

It’s going be fun, if not messy

For I’ve to ‘free-write’ at least 400 plus words

That’s a a tall order and really quite stressy

Particularly when I am told that I must

Keep on typing once I have begun

And not pause for a breath or an edit, or even

Second-guess what I’ve done

I’m not at all sure what ‘trash talking’ is

But that’s something else I can’t do

I’ve just got to write and hope the result

Works well as a poem for you

The one thing I can do, which seems a bit daft

Is write about something that’s silly

A subject I haven’t thought to tackle before

(What rhymes there? I know – piccalilli).

Actually whilst we’re there on that theme

I can tell you that I’ve never much liked

Pickled onions, or anything else that is dipped

In vinegar that I despise.

But pickles and vinegar is not what I want

To waste time on the words that would take

Instead I’d rather just talk about rhyme

(What rhymes with that? Oh, I know – mistake)

But don’t get me wrong, that’s not what I’m saying

It’s no error to talk about rhyme

One just needs some patience, a thesaurus perhaps

That, and a good deal of time

For rhyme is a pedantic beast I have found

Sometimes it works for you well

But somedays, when it’s sulking or in a bad mood

It can make your writing like hell

There are some words that rhyme and some that don’t

Look for antepenultimate stress

Or if you’re really clever and know your words well

There’s always pre-antepenultimate stress

You see what I did there? I cheated a bit

Used the same word to fit in a rhyme

But I don’t like to do that as it’s not the done thing

Well not least most of the time.

For to me all my words, the ones that I know

And the new ones I learn on the way

Are like colours on a palette that I use to paint

Life in words that I see every day

There are beautiful words and ones that are horrid

There are those that make you feel sad

There are those that bring a smile to your eyes

And there are those which make you quite mad

And most of the time, the words that I write

Have like a rhythm to flow

With a timbre and cadence that follows with ryhme

(What rhymes with that? Oh…come on – you know!)

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Writing 101: Day 19 – Don’t stop the rocking.  Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. Bonus points if you tackle an idea you’ve been playing with but think is too silly to post about.

And that’s honestly what I’ve done here – Non-stop typing, no self-editing, no ‘trash talking’ (whatever that is) and no second guessing. I just went and here it is – all 400+ words of it.

What do you think? Comments below…



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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Abby Boid
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 19:08:16

    Bloody brilliant. And extra brilliant because you just sat down and did it in one hit. Extra extra brilliant because of the reference to piccalilli!!!

    Liked by 2 people


  2. Jem Croucher
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 19:09:54

    Thanks Abby. Very kind. Big smiles.



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