I Really Like To Rhyme

I really like to rhyme,
I do it all the time.
But the way my mum and dad complain
you’d think it was a crime!

Early every morning
I ignore their warning
and tell them rhymes to wake them up
and stop their lazy yawning.

‘Come on Mum! Out of bed!
Don’t you be a sleepy head!’
I rhyme cleverly in her ear.
‘It’s time that I was fed!’

‘Wake up Dad! The day’s begun!
Get up just like the sun,’
I say while pulling off his quilt.
‘You’re missing all the fun!’

But, they don’t praise my verse.
They tell me off, and, worse,
Forbid me rhyming ever again.
Being a poet’s a curse!



8 thoughts on “I Really Like To Rhyme

  1. hi Kristen

    I grew up in Eugene with your Mom and Dad. My brother, Bill, and your dad were friends in high school. I was also a good friend of Lynn’s brother, Jerry.

    I love these poems. I am a church librarian and would love to buy a copy of your book.

    Let me know.

    • Hi Judy,

      Thanks so much for letting me know you like my poems. Unfortunately they are only published here. If they ever some out in a book I’ll let you know.

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