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Rhyme Time: Rhyming Poetry and Playful Puns

Updated on December 30, 2016

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!

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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"


Reader Feedback for Lilly's Pickle Poem - Pass on a little praise or suggestions for Lilly's poem...

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      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      Yes, I like the repetition in the pickle poem. I also enjoy pickles.

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Love the rhyming of the word slumber with cucumber.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Love it just the way it is . . .

    • sarita garg profile image

      sarita 5 years ago from Hisar

      Very nice lens. Keep it up..

    • jeremiahjpwalto1 profile image

      jeremiahjpwalto1 5 years ago

      I loved the lens, well done!

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Love the lens. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hahaha Nice !!!

      Very well done !;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hahaha I Like it so much !!!! :)

      Well done ;) !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ha, that is a cute poem! I love pickles too.

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      Dieter1001 6 years ago

      I hope that your rhyming

      Always happens at the best timing :)

      HCG diet

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      RetroMom 6 years ago

      Very nice. This poem will influence a lot of people to eat a pickle.

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      Fun poem, Lilly!

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great poem by Lilly.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The pickle is so misunderstood, fun lens, 5*

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      At the risk of sounding fickle,

      or even accused of being redicle,

      whilst cutting wheat with my sickle,

      enjoyed your poem about the pickle.....

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Don't get too fond of eating pickle

      One too many may make you sickle. (Sorry!)

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

      Your ears will hear an awesome "crunch"

      Every time a dill you munch.

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Love it.

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Very cute :-).

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i need a poem full of puns for a schhol project.could u please put up an example.

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      fenellashorty 7 years ago

      Great lens

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was wondering, is there a type of poem called a rhyme time and if there is can u give me an example?

      I need it for a school project.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Oh, yeahhhhh, well....

      Larry, Lenny, Lou and Lee,

      Four brothers who sailed upon the sea.

      They sought a great treasure of which they were told

      Was marked at the entrance by arches of gold!

      Wanna find out what happened to the bros? Welllll, you'll have to mosey on over to :)

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      carolkelly lm 8 years ago

      Oh dear, dare I utter, the words Bread and Butter?

      Tasty, I guess, but I still must confess

      On my burger, I'm fickle, it better be dill!

      The others, I'm sorry, they all taste like swill.

      And don't even get me started on sweet....

      They're horrible things, I'd much rather lick feet!

      OK, stick a pickle fork in me, I'm done! Carol

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      Hi Lilly (I recognize you from Z) and now I have found out that you write rhymes! I like it!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really enjoyed this and left my rhyme on the forum. Great idea for a great lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am in a fickle with a tickle about a pickle for a nickle.

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      Lilly Fluger 8 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks Cumberland!You understand! I love your pickled trout, it makes me twist and shout! You caught me at stations elation cause I'm about to go on vacation!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      We rhymers can be a little childish at times.........

      A pickle poem might be sour

      If you snack on pickles by the hour,

      So powder your pickles with some sugar

      Sprinkled with your favorite booger,

      And you'll rid yourself of sour-pickle-power.

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      Steve Dizmon 9 years ago from Nashville, TN

      A comment for your pickle rhyme,

      It's green, it's tart and so sublime.

      All you need to round it out,

      Is Peter Piper's pickled trout.

      I really think your poem's great,

      Out of five stars, I give it eight.

      Sorry, that's all I could think of on the spur of the moment.

    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

    Reader Feedback for Worm Pie - You get bonus points for critiquing in rhyme...

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        FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

        I enjoyed this one. I was a bug collector as a kid didn't eat any of 'em though!

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        sousababy 5 years ago

        Very cute, glad my daughter isn't 'into worm collecting' though.

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        Rusty Quill 5 years ago

        @shincyriades: Thank you to all that have commented - I once had a grand plan to write a whole book of poems in this theme... maybe I'll get back on the writing train thanks to comments like these. :)

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        shincyriades 5 years ago

        This is a very fun lens! I love poetry and finally made a lens about my own poems. The word play in the Worm Pie poem above was pretty clever!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        its so funny and very neat choice of words! I kept on reading it again and again, Great Lens. You have a gift my friend. Well done!

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        RetroMom 6 years ago

        Worms in your pockets? No way! :)

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        Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

        That little girl could well be me

        I used to set all spiders free

        When little birds fell on the ground,

        warm love and a nest in my house they found.

        All stray cats came to our door

        and there was room for each one more.

        My father taught me, when spreading my wings,

        "look around, there's beauty in all little things".

        Love your little wit in your poetry.

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        spritequeen lm 6 years ago

        I have to admit, you were just a bit hasty. A worm pie's not gross! In fact, it's quite tasty! Just ask my kid - she's eaten a few! They've tickled her tummy since she was 'bout 2! ;-)

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        A smiley face is the name

        rhyming is the game.

        Many ask if I have a name

        But my parents aren't to blame

        Its all the same

        walk down the street, hearing names

        Its hard to maintain

        life without a name

        I know one day Ill find my name

        until then i will remain

        without a name.


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        carolkelly lm 8 years ago

        Oh my, worms in a pie! It made me laugh 'til I thought I'd die.

        And now a favor I must ask. It's really not such a terrible task. I started a group called What Soothes You Soul? I'd sure like you to join, or at least take a stroll.

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        dustytoes 8 years ago

        I am not as clever as you, so no rhyming here. Just 5 stars for a fun lens!

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        thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

        You lens it was so neat - rhyming can't be beat - I love to rhyme all the time and seeing it on Squidoo blows my mind.

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      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.

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      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!


      Reader Feedback for Ode to Rhyme Time - Place your censor dot where you may, but first let the bard know what you say.

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          FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

          Nothing wrong with a bit of adult language in a poem as long as it is funny and this one is.

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          sousababy 5 years ago

          Funny . . reminds me of Benny Hill.

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          elhuntley lm 5 years ago

          Enjoyed your lens thanks.

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          RetroMom 6 years ago

          Great lens. Very interesting. I really like your lens.

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          Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

          Thanks for the smile. Thumbs up!

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          Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

          Your cr**p sweet man, it made me smile,

          I haven't read cr**p like this in a while.

          People should read more of this sh*t,

          it certainly would enlighten them a bit.

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          spritequeen lm 6 years ago

          LOL Fun stuff!!

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          carolkelly lm 8 years ago

          You and you lens just made my day! What fun, really.

        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!


        Reader Feedback for OhMe's Squidoo Poem - Praise and pun, poetry and pain nothing said is quite in vain...

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            FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

            Another great rhyme. Looks like I'm not wasting my time.

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            sousababy 5 years ago

            OhMe oh my

            you sound just like me

            on Squidoo so much

            people think that I'm touched.

            I know I should go

            and clean and sew

            too much to do

            so I'll write about stew.

            Love Squidoo folks

            and those who love to joke

            but what I like the most

            is stuff like this post.

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            lasertek lm 6 years ago

            really cute squidoo poem! Take a peek at my lens, Homeschooling 101: Guide to Free Curriculum and Other Resources.

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            Patricia 6 years ago

            Love it!

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            Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

            You haven't seen my house :)

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            there was a guy named s**t

            he never cleaned his armpits.

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            tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

            Your rhyme lens is fun

            But since it is done

            I'm going to lensroll it

            To The Battle Hymn of the Toilet

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            carolkelly lm 8 years ago

            I"m stuck, too! It's great learning how to put lenses together, an such a fun way to do it.

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            Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

            Rusty Quill, I want to Thank YOU

            For posting my poem about SquiDOO

            You've made me as happy

            as I can BE

            So I'm featuring this lens on mine

            called OhME!

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            Joan4 8 years ago

            Oh I can certainly identify with Ohme! I'd rather Squidoo - than almost anything on my "to-do" list! Love it!

          Help bring the beauty of rhyme to children around the world

          Help support the love of reading by visiting

          "John Wood launched Room to Read after a trek through Nepal. He visited several local schools and was amazed by the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and teachers, but also saddened by the shocking lack of resources. Room to Read seeks to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations."

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

          Your Turn to Rhyme - ok, party peeps let us have it!

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              FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

              Even though I'm not the best

              I'll chime in with all the rest

              To praise this rhyming page I see

              You've got yourself squidliked by me :)

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              sousababy 5 years ago

              Now I am so elated

              to find your work underrated

              think this needs a purple star

              glad it was LotD so far.

              Hope you continue to write

              with wit and insight

              words can lift and alate

              and inspire us all to create.

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              jeremiahjpwalto1 5 years ago

              Visit my site

              It maintains a sweet aplomb

              Riddled with poetry and rhymes '

              A visit from you would be sublim

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              Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

              This lens is great

              I highly rate

              Its use of rhyme

              Is quite sublime.

              I invite you to visit

              My monthly poems

              And elicit

              Some merry fun from mine.

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              BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

              Pen in hand

              Thoughts in mind

              Know thyself

              And create in kind.

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              Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

              You are with me,

              whenever I feel the need to see.

              It all takes minutes, so little time,

              to push the button, read a rhyme.

              When I read your words in precious rhyme,

              I'm not aware of the progress of time.

              Distance is not important you see,


              You are with me.

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              Rusty Quill 7 years ago

              @anonymous: Good luck with your green poem, when you come up with a good one post it here and I'll let my eco-geek blogging friends at Earth Friendly Goodies know and maybe they'll blog about it. You don't even have to share the 1000 bucks. =)

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              i need a ryming poem about going green for a special project to win 1000 dollars

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              RuntFarmSeries 7 years ago

              Great rhymes! Great lens! You've got some great resources here too. I'd love for you to check out my lens when you get the chance.

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              carolkelly lm 8 years ago

              Said the unhappy actor, with candor, "The reporters write nothing but slander!"

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              great lens, i can see why you take lots of pride in your work!

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              LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

              Enjoyed the rhymes. You might enjoy reading about my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great Aunt Tischke: The first Jewish Pilgrim at Plymouth Rock, who invented the bagel.

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              Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

              The Lemmings are sending you virtual Valentine's Day Adjectives for such a great Lens.

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              SMurphy 9 years ago

              Here's my rhyme for today's word - faction:

              I came here looking for action

              Cos I'm from the rhyming faction.

              I love it just so

              That my rhymes go and go.

              A rhyme gives me great satisfaction!

              BTW, I also have a lens called Rhyme Time. Snap!

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              Mike-The-Blogger 10 years ago

              Bring a grin

              leave your sin

              tell a friend

              tell ten

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              Lauri_Niskasaari 10 years ago

              "Okay Rusty, I´m on the shore.

              This is a lens I`ve never been before;"

              You got a piece of art and I´m talking `bout your place,

              I throw a royal 5 and welcome you to Inner Blaze

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              Susan Deppner 10 years ago from Arkansas USA

              Rusty Quill, who makes words sing like wrens, many thanks for your comments on my recipe lens! Gourmet pizza recipe, you say? Yes, get that lens started today! (I donât need a critique; I know my verse is weak. I know Iâm no Shakespeare, but my thanks truly are sincere.)


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              KimGiancaterino 10 years ago

              Very clever lens. My step-son likes to speak in rhymes. Maybe from watching Princess Bride?

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              TheJester 10 years ago

              Nice idea for a lens. Here's my attempt at today's word, galumph.

              Tabitha Jones, the great galumph,

              Stormed up the road in a big Hurumph!

              Tabitha though didn't get very far;

              'Cos You can't rely on a Slovakian car.


              Graham aka The Jester


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              Bookmama2 10 years ago

              Forgot to login

              Let's try again --

              Sharpen your pens

              For the rhymin lens

              Lend your ear

              And you'll hear

              Rhythmic text

              Coming next

              Take a spin

              All chime in!

              Sorry for repeat!

              Just tap your feet

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              Jack Lee 10 years ago from Yorktown NY

              Very nice and poetic. You are invited to join our lensmasters directory -


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              littleliz lm 10 years ago

              Hey thanks for including my ryhme in this great lense ^__^

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              fefe42 10 years ago

              Contrats on your lens of the day! It was funny to me that you mentioned Fesik from the "Princess Bride" in your poll, because whenever I say a rhyme someone will quote him half the time.

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              KCStargazer 10 years ago

              Congrats, fellow "Kaleidescope" Group member, on LOTD! Can you believe the luck- 2 Gp members, 2 days in a row make LOTD? Keep up the great work!

              WOTD Rhyme? I'll give it a go:

              Crashing steps, overt deploys

              concurred his great avoirdupois.

              Trencherman, avoirdupois- mocking our holiday gluttony?

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              anonymous 10 years ago

              I couldn't find the guestbook but I wanted to rhyme with the word of the day.

              Diet and calories and caution,

              be damned;

              it's Thanksgiving day, I'll eat like a trencherman.

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              groovyoldlady 10 years ago

              Oh Gee, I think we ought to be writing poetically. Whee! There might even be a fee for us to kee....p.

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              MarkMBravura 10 years ago

              Saw you were a Member of Monthly-Philanthropy,

              And felt compelled to stop by.

              You've got a joyful lens that combats mental atrophy!

              This is my warm greetz to you- just wanted to say "Hi!"