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!

© Kristin Martin 2012

57 thoughts on “I Really Like To Rhyme

  1. Hi Kristin
    I really like rhyming but why would it be a curse it should just be something special that we all have. if rhyming really was a curse no one would be rhyming so then poems would be boring imagine reading a poem that had no rhyming and did not make sense no one would want to read poems ever again.

  2. Hi Kristin,
    I figured that rhyming is supposed to be fun, not a curse. If it really was a curse, no one would be rhyming. I loved this poem because it’s funny ! Thanks for the great poem!

  3. This poem was by far one of my favourites. Through the fabulous rhyming, you have created a great rhythm. This piece of writing could almost be a song. Being banned from rhyming would be a curse as it is a very fun thing to do.

  4. Hi Kristin,
    This poem is awesome! I really like it because I like to rap and that’s similar to rhyming. We’ve been learning about poems in class and that’s the reason why I decided to read some of your poems and I really enjoyed them all. Hopefully one day I can write a poem as cool as this one!
    From Arona

  5. Hi Kristen
    Your rhyming is really really good. How do you rhyming so good?!
    I wish I was that good. I really enjoyed the poem!
    From Thinara

  6. That was really good Kristin. You are a really talented rhymer. I’m not that good at rhyming but I like to read and listen to rhymes and poems.

    • Hi Sachini,

      Thank you! I am only good at rhyming because I’ve practised and practised, and also read and listened to rhymes and poems like you do.


  7. Hi Kristin
    I like to rhyme too. I liked how you said that it seemed as though rhyming was a crime, and being a poet is a curse. Why do you like rhyming?

  8. Hi Kristin
    I like to rhyme as well! But I don’t get told off and when I do; I don’t do it all the time. I liked this poem because it is funny .
    Is rhyming really a curse? Because that would be sad .

    p.s. I don’t have an email address, so I’m using my Grammy’s.

    • Hi Caleb,

      Thanks for your great comment. I’m glad you like my poem. I wrote it for for my son when he was younger. (I don’t think rhyming really is a curse).


  9. Hi Kristin,
    I LOVED ❤️ this poem. I like to rhyme as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This poem is so funny . It made me laugh. You are so talented I love your poems so much !!!!!!!!!!!!! If rhyming actually was a crime or a curse I would probably be in jail by now .
    – Clara ❤️

    • Hi Clara,

      Thank you for your vivacious comment (that means its lively and animated). I’m so glad my poem made you laugh. I’m glad rhyming is not really a crime!


  10. Hi Kristen, I love your poem “I really like to rhyme”. Thanks. I get it. I’m really annoying to my parents too and it really made me laugh.

    • Thanks Mia,

      I like writing silly and sensible poems, but I guess at the moment I’m writing more sensible ones. If you like silly poems, you should read Mike Lucas’s poems. You can find a link to his website on my poetry links page.


  11. Hello Kristen. Rhymes are so satisfying. That is why I like your poems. It is actually very hard to find rhyming words, for me but you have really done an awesome job! I cant believe how your parents told you off for saying rhymes because rhymes are awesome, they should be amazed. Have you written any novels before?

  12. Hi Kristin

    It’s me Dinidu. I like your silly poem that made me laugh. I wish to use your rhymes to wake up my Mom n Dad in the next winter.
    I definitely have to wake up my Dad when he snores in the mornings .


  13. 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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