(My) Mind-Muscles Flexing on Puzzles
I used to look at rhyming like a crossword.
The final rhyme in a line
must be fine yet aligned
with the meaning; whether normal or absurd.
Yet every rhyme shouldn't be hard to find.
Even the blind will find,
whether spoken in front or behind,
no hunt or incline,
the blunt power of a rhyme.
Yet rhymes don't have to be at the end;
let them be at the start,
maybe mix, mash and let met in the middle.
Just don't fret over proper English too much.
Hell, use a rhyme twice.
Slice a word of it's two, three meanings:
dwell the reader in hell
as they spend a hell of a time
pacing back and forth over
what the hell you meant.
Even big words like 'criminal'
are irresistible to the ear.
Though they take more time to think of.
Just don't go invisible to the idea
of a multi-syllable tortilla--
I mean multi-syllable rhyme.
Sorry, I'm hungry.