CloseWord poetry is a restricted form of verse that attempts to produce adjacent lines containing corresponding words that have a very low Hamming distance between them. That means that close words are more than sound alike, e.g., ocean and motion are not close words, while motion and lotion are. This closeness ensures a rhyming pattern. Further restrictions are that the poem should have a storyline and only four lines.
The following CloseWord poetry is copyrighted by the authors, and may not be reproduced in any form, anywhere, by anyone, without the author's permission. All the authors have either lived in Durban in South Africa, or have studied Computer Science. Some have done both.