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Nothing rhymes with Rachel
There is a phrase that I’ve heard people say
That seems to me ungrateful
That there is this name that has no rhyme –
That nothing rhymes with Rachel.
So I might try and have a go, at writing you this poem,
And I hope that I don’t fail.
Something this challenging can be quite distressing,
‘cos what really rhymes with Rachel?
But I hope that you’ll be able to notice this detail,
And maybe just be thankful,
That growing up through school ‘twas harder for kids to be cruel,
‘cos nothing rhymes with Rachel.
But don’t you see? It makes you unique,
Though it might not be that truthful.
That phrase I’ve heard, might not be deserved,
Or even really useful.
In this rhyme of mine, (I hope you don’t mind)
The rhymes are far from perfect.
But when things get harder, you’ve gotta be smarter,
You have to work to earn it.
And is it really all that awful, when someone’s being thoughtful
To go against the grain and write a poem about your name?
So I hope that you will find, and come to realise
That this imperfect rhyme - is just like you and I!
So now you’ve come to read, this poem that I’ve conceived
You might come to perceive things a little differently.
And before you make the mistake
Of speaking out that phrase
Think twice before you say
That nothing rhymes with your name!