NaPoWriMo Day 13: Rychard Carrington – Irregular rhyme

To rhyme or not to rhyme? Maybe a bit of both. Rychard Carrington invites you to experiment with irregular rhyme for today’s NaPoWriMo prompt. See Rychard’s irregular rhyming poem below.

Family in a car

Daddy’s at the driving wheel,
Mummy sitting next to him,
Children on the back seat.
Oh, it’s a family in a car.

Mummy passes the sweeties,
Children say ‘thank you, Mummy’,
Daddy says ‘ta’.
How very nice,
It’s a family in a car.

Whence are they heading?
Will they score a birdie,
A bogie or a par?
We’ll find out, won’t we?
The family in a car.

God, on his lap,
Will unravel a map,
A direction for them to travel.
The family in a car.

Ma, you’re a star,
Pa, you’re a star,
Children, you should go far.
Hats off, humanity,
To the family in a car.

Rychard Carrington,
February 2022

Rychard Carrington is a human being. He lives 150 yards from the Irish Sea. He has written poems in the morning, afternoon, evening and night. He is a former landlord of Patrick Widdess.

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1 thought on “NaPoWriMo Day 13: Rychard Carrington – Irregular rhyme”

  1. It’s okay to break the law

    Depending who you are.

    Surely this shouldn’t be true!

    You can if you’re rich

    But not if you’re poor.

    Powerful? Laws don’t mean you;

    You joke of being dead in a ditch.

    You can easily afford a fine.

    Don’t you need a clean record for your job?

    Put a foot wrong and I don’t stand a chance.

    Are you sure you shouldn’t resign?

    It won’t be your children who starve:

    If I break the law it might be mine.

    Rosemary Riepma

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