"I like to rhyme, and tend to use strong lyrical rhythm. I play with the structure for ages, and even then I am not always satisfied. Sometimes I just have fun, or describe, or laugh, and sometimes I like to combine a really serious idea with very traditional rhyme. I like the contrast."

I rhyme

Out of time

Deliver rendition

In couplet tradition

Unknown by the media

Unlisted in wikipedia

Unfollowed on twitter

Unloved but not bitter

Past my life sell by date

Written decades too late

To be heard in a slam

Or a poetry jam

But I make no apology

For my rhymed poetology

More compulsive than fiction

Rhyming is an addiction

Where the words build with tension

By exploiting convention

Copyright Claire Baldry 2018