Some words appear to rhyme upon first sight
And usually this rule works quite well, although
I warn you that this isn’t always right
These “sight rhymed” words can cause the poet plight
If they are writing poems about a plough
‘Cause some words seem to rhyme upon first sight
If farmers use their plough too late at night
They run the risk of ending in the slough
And I can tell you now, that isn’t right!
And if they’re ploughing when it is quite bright
Some farmers find the sunlight makes them cough
And all ’cause some words seem to rhyme on sight!
Do “sight rhymed” words cause you to want to fight?
I understand that urge can be quite rough
Although I do not think that this is right!
So if you’re writing poetry, you might
Find that these words can cause quite the hiccough
‘Cause Some words seem to rhyme upon first sight
But you will find this isn’t always right!
at dVerse, we are writing villanelles. I couldn’t resist the urge to bend the rules to the breaking point, and yes, I took a LOT of liberties with the refrain lines.