Shaking The Shackles

A friend always complains at me for writing in fairly strong structure in the majority of my poetry, so I decided to stop for a while, this was the first poem to come from that, though it is not the first I’ve posted.


Shaking the shackles of syllables

Removing the restraints of rhyme

Letting the poetry run freely

Feeling the words every line


Rhyming without reason

And reasoning without rhyme

Such is the joy of poetry

Mixed with an analytic mind


Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment.

The Lonely Recluse.

~ by The Lonely Recluse on June 8, 2011.

4 Responses to “Shaking The Shackles”

  1. Removing the restraints of rhyme….yet you still managed to make the last bit rhyme!
    I have enjoyed all your pieces so far, rhyming with words, that’s another art puzzle within poetry. Dont stop the flow of rhyming, go with it 🙂

    • Its not a perfect rhyme. Personally I prefer to write in rhyme and meter, this was just written to prove that I could write out of rhyme, so do not fear the rhyming shall return. Glad you enjoyed it.
      The Lonely Recluse.

  2. It’s good to shake those shackles now and then. Good job, TLR!

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