B is for Ballade

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A Ballade poem should have three stanzas and an envoy/ envoi.
The rhyming pattern for the stanzas is ababbcbC.
The rhyming pattern for the envoy is bcbC.
The capital letter in the rhyming patterns shows where the refrain should be.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Debt” by Paul Laurence Dunbar: debt, pay, day, regret, relief, end, grave, release, clasp, thing, poor, loan

The day has come for it to end
We thought it would keep till the grave
Like a loan we pay what was lend
No regret all the time we gave
Bad things we have done we forgave
Such a relief we are now free
We were not caught what was close shave
Please let me go and release me

It was special, you were my friend
Memories we shared and heat wave
Debt to pay, trust to give and fend
Poor me, it was like a shock wave
The thing was, I was like a slave
Clasp in the nectar like a bee
What was done was done, can’t be saved
Please let me go and release me

I still can not comprehend
Dissapointed and so depraved
I thought you were good and godsend
That in my heart you were engraved
I was wrong and everything’s waived
You were not honest now I see
I have to move on and be brave
Please let me go and release me

There’s always hope as I forgave
It wasn’t late, I’m glad to be free
I promise not to misbehave
Please let me go and release me

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

For: Book Blog Tours #AtoZchallenge second day of Na/GloPoWriMo.,  Whirligig 206

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