Free Verse

Free Verse

A Chapter by Dave Brown



In an effort to upgrade my image

I made an attempt to write free rhyme

Consulting my computer for assistance

My finger’s started tapping each line

(oops! I mean each word)

The theme I was to pursue

It couldn’t help me there

It offered only

A black empty stare (I mean, empty screen)

With my fragile image being a concern

Staying away from any rhymes

Was a method, I just hand to learn (er, Figure out)

But total frustration with all lack of rhyme

(uh oh I mean sameness)

Resulted in only a scream and a shout

(Oppps, I mean, the hell with it)

© 2020 Dave Brown

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This might be too obscure for anyone but a rhyme-aholic to "get" . . . and I LOVE IT! This is the crux of "SHOW don't tell" -- you make us feel that tug, so hard to resist, rhyming without even realizing we've done it. I love your snarky slice (first line) for all the free-versers who scorn us rhymers, saying we're not sophisticated as they supposedly are. When I do free verse, I get more passionate reviews, so I can tell people like it better. But stopping myself from rhyming would be like trying to hold back a s**t that's reached it's time *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago

Dave Brown

6 Months Ago

i am as unsophisticated as they come and poetry meant rhyming to me so i don't really get free verse
Every time I try free verse, my muse goes on a strike. So something must rhyme in all my poems, to keep her cooperative.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

sounds like me, but in that word challenge thingy you leave me far behind
i wouldn't even att.. read more

10 Months Ago

Gladly I'm off them for now. They're like little monsters chewing the brain. :)
My free verse generally starts as a conversation with myself.
You should try it. :)
You're still rhyming here. But I'm thinking that's intentional. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

Your advise is always beyond reproach, I'm just a bit concerned about that 'talking to yourself thin.. read more
Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

See ! :)
Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

heh heh

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Added on September 5, 2020
Last Updated on September 6, 2020

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