Take your poem from a few days ago.
Retell the story in short, poetic sentences but lose the rhyme!
Don’t worry about find words that rhyme but do see if you can use some aliteration.
Use short, snappy lines.
Which format tells a better story?
Which version do you like best?
While I like rhyming poems, I love free verse. Free verse is a story told in poetic, often short, sentences that do not rhyme.
Some of my favorite free verse novels include:
Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse
Love That Dogs, Sharon Creech
May B, Caroline Starr Rose
The Dancing Pancake, Eileen Spinelli