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Reasons to Rhyme (and a Warning on Words) [Poem]

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“Waste bin full of paper. 
Clever rhymes, see you later!”
~Natasha Bedingfield

Just because it rhymes
Doesn’t mean it fits
Even if it’s cute
Don’t necessarily use it

Create a tone consistent
Craft a style that stays
Pick the perfect parlance (for the)
Theme you hope to convey

Words are just a vehicle
for the message to get through
If you can combine words and themes with tact,
Then poet, props to you!

It doesn’t always work, though
It’s harder than it looks
The thesaurus fails you greatly
(as do all the books)

To write something worthwhile
To be clear and oh, so clever
Observe, reflect, and think
It’s a painstaking endeavor

But keep at it and refine it
Your art just may take shape
There’s little more that satisfies
Than beauty you create!

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