This penning of rhyme can be a 'hungry belly game'
For me no money in it and scarce little fame
It is something i enjoy doing and little else more
This is something you may have heard me say before
For many years i have been a rhyming buff
And i am one who has penned reams of rhyming stuff
It is something i enjoy doing penning rhymes every day
And what i love doing why should i give away
I am one not worthy of the honor of the title of poet
I leave that to those who feel worthy of literary note
I penned my first rhymes at twenty seven in my physical prime
And this is going back more than four decades in time
And i hope to be rhyming till the day i do die
If i did tell you different this would be a lie.