The City of Skyscrapers
The city that never sleeps
Manhattan, New York, many peeps
My dear friend lives in Manhattan
Shops, parks, restaurants, always fun
Where Hudson River meets the Atlantic Sea
There is a merging of cultures in the city
Skyscrapers are so awesome
I took photos for my album
I cycled along Central Park
Children playing in the ballpark
Met lots of actors, chefs, waiters and bachelors
Went on top of some of the skyscrapers*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or loosely joined) together for the title of the poem.