(When reading you emphasize words/syllables in capitals, and to make it simpler I've removed all other capitals.
Also, the symbol # represents a pause, or single beat. There are 2 emphasised syllables OR a single emphasised syllable and a pause between each emphasised word/syllable, with the "rhythm" being
da DUM da da DUM da da DUM da da DUM#
da DUM da da DUM da da DUM da da DUM#)
there's REAL-ly no NEED now for ME to look BACK#
it's NOT that my WRI-tings make SUCH a huge STACK#
in WRIT-ing, i'm MAS-ter of NONE, just a JACK#
but, SPEAK-ing in ID-(i)om i've FOUND me a HACK.#
now I am not SAY-ing i NEED-n't try HARD#
it's NO guaran-TEE i'll be WRI-ting 5 STARRED#
when TA-king a-CCOUNT of each LET-ter and CARD#
note, TALK, text and E-mail, you'll SEE i'm no BARD.#
still, ONE point is GLA-ring, no NEED to con-FESS it
i DON'T write things PLAIN-ly, i KNEW that you'd GUESS it!
i CAN write in PROSE yet i'm MOST concerned LESS it
be BOR-ing, so FIG-ure that PO-(e)try might BLESS it!
i DON'T judge free VERSE with its AM-bling, free TONE
it is JUST
that i LUST
after WORDS that will RHYME
so i MUST
go for BUST
when i WRITE ev(e)ry TIME
if you've SUSSED
there is DUST
in my HEAD, that's no CRIME#
but SOME-times i FEEL i'm an I-dea-free ZONE.#
the THING that i LIKE (but the THING that's a WO-rry)
is RHY-ming's like MA-gic, i-DEAS all a-FLU-rry
i'm TRU-ly not TRY-ing your SYM-p(a)thy to CU-rry
but IS it not CHEA-ting, this MUSE-in-a-HU-rry?
last WORDS of a LINE are like PROMPTS on the BOARD
what comes NEXT
so no NEED to cre-ATE
there's no TEST
i'm not PRESSED
to make UP someone's FATE
or to REST
I can't SEE b'yond the GATE#
with-OUT this word-PLAY would my REA-ders get BORED?#
i LOVE playing ROUND with our DEAR English LANG-uage#
RHYMES are not AL-ways ex-ACT, yes, some LANG-uish
o-CCAS(iona)lly words FAIL as I SEEK the right THING which
i NEED for a RHYME, lest a GOOD line ex-TING-uish.
at PLAY like a CHILD on the OLD hurdy GUR-dies
needs MUST so o-CASS(iona)lly i MAKE up some WORD-ies
i WON'T be o-FFEN-ded if CLASSED with the NER-dies
but HOPE you will SMILE at these AS yet un-HEARD-ies.
now LAST-ly to TURN to the MAT-ter of ME-ter#
THIS is where MA-king up WORDS like a CHEA-ter#
MEANS the a-TTAIN-ment of - WELL - quite a FEAT-er
as NO-thing's worse THAN a line THAT doesn't quite make it to the end without being a proper meter MEET-ter.
© Helbe Cuss, 28th June 2019