The Song of Lake Frogs—Monorhyme

At an empty campground

My son and I leave the tent

Wearing headlamps

.

For a cool night’s hike

We walk winding the road

Down to the boat ramp

.

Where the water is lit

With green eyes reflecting

Frogs along the lake’s damp

.

Making their meals

From the night bugs

That followed from camp.

***

A monorhyme poem maintains the same sound for each of its rhymes.

I originally envisioned this as a free verse poem until I noticed a few unintended rhymes at the ends of some of the lines. I didn’t have change much to get it to rhyme the whole way through, and it didn’t change any of the poem’s meaning to work in the rhyme.

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