Rhyming is like a pencil grip. I started to write poetry in forms and rhymes which guided me and trained me in discipline.
I long ditched the once safe guard. I figured that if I kept walking with a crutch, I hardly walk in freedom.
There are still times I rhyme, given the word chosen is the best fit to the line. There is comfort in knowing a satisfying piece of work finds its way back to basic, the pencil grip.