When I’m in the mood for rhyming I am really only miming Thoughts emerging from the dungeons of my soul; And I must incarcerate ‘em so I write them down verbatim ‘Cause they’re quick to break the terms of their parole.
Once the thought’s in my possession I examine its expression To determine if its worthy of my pen; And unless I really hate it I can rehabilitate it Till it echoes what I’m feeling deep within.
But to me it is the meter that makes rhyming come out neater So I treat the rhythm as a music score. And I scribble down beside it, “If it isn’t right don’t write it,” As a principle that I can not ignore.
Then I scrutinize each letter as I strive to make it better Till my poem begins to sound the way it should; And I publish on a forum, and if folks do not ignore ‘em I consider that my poems are fairly good.
My apologies to the poet that I borrowed the idea of "Miming" thoughts from. I can't find the piece to credit the originator.