John Marsden Writing Topic #353

These are all the common words that rhyme with ‘-ainly’: plainly, mainly, sanely, vainly, urbanely, profanely, ungainly, humanely, insanely, inhumanely. Write a rhyming poem using some or all of these words**

Plain Jane

Jane looked plainly,

this was due to her mainly

not wearing make-up or her hair down.


She acted sanely,

never vainly or insanely,

nor spoke profanely.

She was always a good girl,

willing to face the world,

even when the other kids,

thought she was ungainly

and treated her inhumanely,

with only few friends

that would treat her humanely.


One day,

she would find her way

and go on to live urbanely.  



**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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