"Where’s my rhyming dictionary?"
Couplets are lots of fun to write,
But they sometimes keep me up all night.
It’s easy to write them totally crappy --
Where the rhyme goes all slippy-slappy.
Much harder to write them right, you know;
Meter, imagery, rhyme, and so
Many more things go into them.
(Here I start to cough up phlegm.)
Maybe I need some old-fashioned consumption;
The poets of old used it and gumption
To pen their rhymes with expert skill.
When I write, it’s like a dull drill
In the hands of a dentist
Who never apprenticed.