Deborah BarchiFollowApr 25, 2020·1 min readasing. If you read it out …s of posts.) Basically, make sure (if you want a meter) that the poem sticks to something pleasing. If you read it out loud and stumble with the rhythm, adjust the words to keep the rhythm. A word on rhyming: forced rhymes do not add value to your poem.The 12-Point Checklist for Poetry Editing2.1K12Christina M. WardThank. Like the idea of clapping it out to test the meter.