Posted by: tsopr | May 25, 2010

I Don’t Want To Rhyme Anymore

I Don’t Want To Rhyme Anymore

First, I tried to rhyme
with your spirits…

for I really thought I saw in it
our own beginning, without end
and my heart accented to love

I gave my very best
and you surely know that
‘twas 100% rhyme

Yet, after years of enjoying my soul
marinated in your wants and wishes
I noticed your words, drifting like heavy rain
that my big palms barely hold them

Have you ever considered my being?

That this morning, after a shower
rinsed the great pain I kept
in my breath, I opted to walk the sun-lit
corridor of free verse, where I can be me
just as what I always wanted to be…

without engaging my dignity
in too much psychedelic wars

Copyright © 2010 Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago



  1. Very enjoyable poem…I like the way personalize the poem…well said.

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