Written for: Imaginary Garden with Real Toads – Sunday Challenge
Today I thought we’d try a little game that’s called Bout-Rimés (from French and means rhymed ends. The game itself is attributed to the French Poet Dulot, and though the poet himself is mostly forgotten the game has since attracted many famous poets. So for today’s challenge I want you all to play with end-rhymes. Also use of homophones to replace the given ones, as well as composed words are allowed. I am kind enough to allow small modifications to slanted rhymes. But the order of the end-words can not be changed.
Words: caught, him, got, dim, shade, goes, glade, flows, lies, stone, dies, tone, lawn, gone
Like a caged animal, she feel herself caught
between two worlds–freedom and him.
He whose love chokes her, yet he’s got
the sweetest smile when lights are dim.
His hair curls in a golden shade,
yet she longs for freedom each time he goes.
Oh, to dance in a shaded glade
listening to sounds of streams that flow.
To marry him would be the start of lies.
Her heart feels the weight of a heavy stone.
She would not be able to watch their love die,
so she’ll end it tonight in the softest tone.
Stepping across the manicured lawn,
she knows when he wakes she will be long gone.