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I'd Cry All The Time If It Wasn't For Rhyme

I'd Cry All The Time If It Wasn't For Rhyme

A Poem by R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

A poem about depression and writing


I’d cry all the time

If it wasn’t for rhyme

It’s such a wonderful thing to read

Words are the best

I consider it a test

To write the best poem that  you’ll ever see


I try to be happy and merry

But around others I turn red as a cherry

I smile so wide

But I’m broken inside

Because to me I am fat, ugly and hairy


I’d cry all the time

If it wasn’t for rhyme

But a poem needs rhythm and speed

Someday I’ll write something great

You’ll love what I create

But strong oak trees only grow from a seed


In every day of the month I’m in a hurry

Like tomorrow I’ll be before judge and jury.

I live like today I will die

But I spend all my time hidden in words that I write

Beseeching my family with worry

I’d cry all the time

If it wasn’t for rhyme

If I ever stop rhyming I’m dead

I’m filled with self-hate

A hungry appetite I will sate

I’ll end my problems with a bullet to the head

© 2017 R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Author's Note

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
If you like this poem, chances are you'll like others that I have. Give them a chance if you have the time.

I very seldom reply to reviews, but I promise I read EVERY single one. I look forward to my next review, because it helps me learn. Even if it's just one word, I promise, I will be ecstatic to have the chance to hear what you have to say. Whenever you write something about my poems, or the themes of my poems, or criticize me it is not in vain. I will listen, learn and be thankful.

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as a fan of rhyme I appreciate your rhyme scheme and the depth of emotion that rhyme brings give us both. Night depth of emotion and thought some may not like the philosophy of your poem it is a sound moral. Bravo! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Killing yourself is not the solution. I smile wide but I am broken inside. I love this line I do the same. I live like today I will die. But I spend all my time hidden in words that I write. These lines are so thoughtful. I can relate to this poem. Sometimes we smile, laugh and think that we are happy but deep down sadness ruins us. I can understand your pain and emotions. Thank you for sharing. It was truly well written.

Posted 4 Years Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

4 Years Ago

I wrote this a while back, so I'm feeling better these days thankfully. I'm glad you liked it!
Najam Us Saher

4 Years Ago

It's good to hear that.

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Added on May 28, 2016
Last Updated on May 23, 2017


R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Burlington, Halton, Canada

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