The A L’Arora, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 8-lined stanzas. The rhyme scheme for this form is a, b, c, d, e, f, g, f with no syllable count per line. The minimum length for the poem is 4 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. The A L’Arora is named after Laura Lamarca as “La” is her signature. “Aurora” is Italian and means “dawn” – “Arora” is derived from this. This form is dedicated to Chad Edwards.
Stop the spread of coronavirus!
Stop the press! Stay at home!
Best to wash hand thoroughly
Keep distance, don’t meet friends
Let’s pause and sigh
If we could turn back the clocks
We could be kinder to the world
Hoping the spread of the virus stops
Hoping the number of fatalities fall
Appreciating the frontliners
The doctors, nurses, police,
Others with good hearts
Treading with care, staying at home
With all the twists and turns
Hoping one day we’ll win this
Take the bull by the horns
Brake the fall, turn the wheel back
Repeat the phrase: Lord help us!
Be selfless, help the needy
Get our priorities right
Back to basics, back to the family
The world is healing, no pollution
Hoping we learn the lesson
And that soon we have the solution
(c) ladyleemanila 2020