Photo © Sascha Darlington
here’s the future community
white domes of different shapes you see
where everyone can stay for free
away from harsh reality, that’s the key
everyone has its commitment
to be helpful, kind and pleasant
different religion and race
diversity we sure embrace and our forefront
the theory is good, will it work?
problems? have we done our fieldwork?
and can we all live together?
we may never know the answer, see through the murk*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.
Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.