#WQWWC: #1 Light or Lights

In the midst of darkness, light persists

However tough life could be

The sun would always peek through the leaves

Some leaves surrounded by heaves as free

Chasing dreams with all my might, I do

I was born to fight and grin

Through the leaves the sun would always peek

Dancing in the snow where I begin

We can always find light in the dark

Try as hard and be patient

The sun would always peek through the leaves

And for that we just keep on chasing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

  • The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
  • The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
  • Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
  • Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
  • The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

For: #WQWWC: #1 Light or Lights – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write (tchistorygal.net)


  1. Thank you so much for joining in with this beautiful poem, Lady Lee. Thank you for also including an explanation of the form. I love form poetry, but I had never heard of the ZaniLa Rhyme. I’m going to copy that explanation for my reference.

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