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Rhyme Time: Rhyming Poetry and Playful Puns

Updated on August 23, 2017

A Rhyme a Day - Take Time to Play

Welcome to Rhyme Time a place not to wine and dine, but to flip out a rhyme - maybe you could add a sprig of thyme then you’d have a heck of a time to wine and dine with the thyme while you rhyme. Whew!

But I digress while looking for an egress. If you’ve stumbled upon this lens welcome and in a moment of seriousness if I may, no more rhyme for the rest of the day, oops, I guess there’s no way to go through a day without at least one rhyme to say.

Have fun today, let your imaginations run and play and at the end of the day if you haven’t rhymed at least once I say – "shame on you, and your tongue too."

This lens was selected as Lens of the Day on: 11/23/2006 Yipee!

A Brief Word From the Lensmaster

Growing up (not that I've grown up much) I didn't write in rhyme - other than those roses are red poems I'd stay up all night thinking about sending to my first grade girlfriend. It wasn't until later in life that I fell in love with the tantalizing texture of language and the sounds words make when jumbled around like jelly beans in all sorts of crazy colorful patterns.

Rhyme is a gift of youthfulness, a gift of joy, even a gift of passion... so Step into the Land of Rhyme Time and let your Imagination run Wild!

Rhyme Time Poll

When you hear someone unintentionally utter a rhyme do you...?

See results

My Pickle Poem

Featured Rhyme Time Challenge Poem by Lilly

Eat a pickle, feel so young

It will tickle on your tongue

Pickles are so very green

And so terrifically keen

If you want a crunchy thrill

Eat this big green garlic dill

A bedtime pickle provides true slumber

So snack a lot on "The Cucumber"


A little fun for the tongue at Amazon - Pick up a book of rhymes for just a few dimes

Share the gift of rhyme with your kids, or just hide under the blankets and keep them all to yourself - but be warned they will find you...

The zuess from seuss it's all the neuss - Some rhyme from the master Seuss

This is the all new Amazon Plexo... Vote for your favorite Seuss classic - or add your own! Or, if you are just in the mood for a good laugh buy any of these Dr. Seuss treasures from Amazon by revving up that clicking finger and giving the title a click-a-roo - you don't even need a shirt or a shoe, but please raise your hand before you go to the loo.

Worm Pie

A delectable delicacy of delightful deliciousness

Here's a little rhyme from way back when, I may have been ten, but I didn't have a pen so I had to memorize it then.... dedicated to a friend from long ago and far far away.

I once as a girl, put worms in my pockets.

No dolls for me, or even gold lockets.

Just think what my mother would say

every week come laundry day;

into each pocket her hand would go

just to make sure they were empty you know.

But lo and behold to her great surprise,

handfuls of worms! It's hard to surmise.

What would happen if into the wash they fell,

to wiggle and whirl into a mushy brown gel.

Worms galore amid the soap and suds,

can you imagine this, on your taste buds?

Then into the dryer to get baked dry,

like a wriggling, jiggling, mincemeat pie.

So if you know a girl with fondness for worm

Please check her pockets to see if they squirm.

~Rusty Quill

101 Jump Rope Rhymes - Pick a rhyme to pass the time while you jump rope

This Rhyme Time favorite features red-hot pepper rhymes for jumping very fast, counting rhymes for, well counting, and even fortune-telling rhymes that answer questions and help you predict the future! Wowza-mia!

Eligible for Amazon's 4-for-3 Books and DVD promotion.

Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes
Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes
One happy customer says: "What great fun to be reminded of the jump rope rhymes of my youth. And even greater fun to share them with my daughter. I hope you enjoy this collection of rhymes as much as we do. "

Learn to Chinese Jump Rope

Ok, you've got Anna Banana's 101 Jump Rope Rhymes - now what? Now you need all the tips and tricks to Chinese jump roping! Now that you know all those good rhymes why not put them to good use.

Ode to Rhyme Time

The Bard has come to play a tune that may make the faint of heart swoon

There’s a guy on Squidoo called Rusty Quill

Who came up with a lens he thinks is brill

Rhyme a few words and he’ll choose the best

For inclusion in his special poetry quest.

So out they poured, from the modest and the vain

The sickly sweet, and the profoundly mundane

The clever play and startling wit

The pleading sobs and other s**t

Which amuses and entertains no doubt

But frankly, mostly lacks the clout.

I jest of course, for many are clever

No offence intended, now or never.

Forgive my profanity, it’s really bad form

But I swear like a trooper, that’s my norm

Hail fellow poets, write, write, applaud and clap

Oh, bugger it, I can’t keep up this cr*p!


Cookie Monster: A Really Rhyming Monster

Squidoo Poem

A poem about Squidoo by OhMe. Yipee!

Today was the day

I was going to pull away

and Not Squidoo!

I had other things to do

Wash the clothes and mop the floor,

grocery store and clean some more

Cook a meal for a change

Wipe the dust off the range

Squidoo has taken over my life

I'm not being a very good wife!

Nothing has been the same

since that day Squidoo got my name!

Today was the day

I was going to pull away

and Not Squidoo!

Hey just one peek won't hurt a thing

Then I'll scrub and scrub that stain.

I'll just pop in for only a sec

Then I'll sweep the entire deck.

I'll study my dashboard to see how I've done

Checking my stats is always fun!

Then check my email and I should have known

There was a note from my sister, Joan!

Go to this forum and go right now!

They're all writing poems and they really know how!

Rusty Quill has a lens called "A Rhyme A Day"

Which is really neat, I've got to say!

I'll just peek in and take a quick look

It shouldn't take long, it's not a book!

But what do I do--I begin to write

Now I'm still here and my house is a site!

Squidoo, you've got me hooked really bad

Surely it'll pass and is only a fad..

My hubby is jealous and getting mad

My home is really looking very sad!

But I love to Squidoo so what can I say?

Those household chores will wait one more day!


Help bring the beauty of rhyme to children around the world

Help support the love of reading by visiting

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Here is your chance to dish out a rhyme or two, I'll love it, I'm sure you will too!


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