The Nick of Ryhme

Read between the lines: Nick Cannon is just fine.

In his new book for children, “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems,” the TV personality writes about taking the high road when dealing with haters and heartbreak.

“I’m talking about relationships in there,” Cannon, 34, tells the Daily News. “Like how I really feel being in love (in ‘Flourescent Essence’), and then there’s definitely some humor in there that you’re like, ‘OK, I see where he’s going with that!’ ”

And also where Cannon has been. In one poem, “Just Like You,” the long-running host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “Wild ’N Out” on MTV writes about growing up on food stamps.

The wordplay in this one includes, “My life is overly dramatic, like a bad actress,” and “I’m just a spectator who loves MCs ... literally.”

Read even more from his conversation with the Daily News as well as two selections from his new book Neon Aliens Ate My Homework.