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Thursday, October 16, 2008

TOP Internal Rhymes 2


Make the vocal the focal point.
In the background, the sound of jazz.
Hip-hop is born; Be-bop, old hat,
And that yackety sax is torn
From the track, replaced by pure
Mellow tones, that endure, not drone.
Say hello; cherish what you own.
Perish the thought of losing it.
Fusing the muse, refuse the shit.
Keep the spirit of jazz alive;
Allow it to survive. Dig deep,
And an urge will emerge within;
A temptation to commit; not a sin;
A creation; make it fit
The lifestyles; the attitudes,
The moods of the word on the street.
Have you heard the beat that exudes
From every pore, when you play
From the core? Pay your due respect,
And reflect your true sense of pride.
Don’t drop behind and hide your love
Of what you hold above all else.
Ring the bells; shout out loud, state it clear.
Never fear, just be proud of your thing


  1. Yeah, theres some good internal rhymes going on here Stan, sorry to hear about the yackety Sax though.

    This has a really strong start to it!

  2. I love jazz. And you make it a way of life, here.

  3. the rhythm on this is perfection... as rhyme goes i like it better than the previous,, just seems catchier,, almost a song.....

  4. internal rhyming done in a very interesting way!

    your undoing

  5. Thanks to:
    Andy; Don't hold your breath for the album!
    Anthony North; So do I, and it really is to the musicians.
    Paisley; I thought it was more appropriate to the prompt.
    Gautami Tripathy; Put a chill jazz track behind it and it's almost Hip-Hop.
    Tumblewords; I'm glad you liked it - thank you.

  6. I love the feel of this poem in my mouth! All that internal rhyme is just delicious!

  7. Thanks Linda; I thought it would be difficult to hold the continuity, but it just seemed to work.