Reason for Rhyme

I need my poetry to rhyme.
I’ve heard of free verse in my time
But wonder where the rhythm goes
With all those words that ebb and flow.

I need my poetry to sing
And dance to beats heard underneath
The words themselves. Then meaning seems
As effortless as melody.

I need my verse to lift and sway
So as I go about my day,
The words can carry me along
And echo my life story’s song.

Anna M. Molgard

©2008 Faithsong Publications L.L.C.
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