What do you see # 70 – It used to be a quiet town

Image credit; Lance Anderson @ Unsplash

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows tall skyscrapers lit in the evening light. In the front there is a small pale-colored house resting at an angle on the ground, one side of it raised from the ground)

It used to be a quiet town

Sudden development around

Symbols of our town now all gone

Tall buildings and autobahn replace our hometown

Sight and style indissoluble

Not anymore our domicile

Industry booms, sway our profile

Skyscrapers you see in a mile all possible

Needs an anodyne for the pain

Records high, stress and strain

Pulled us away from each other

Working on all kinds of weather just to have grain*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,12
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.

For: What do you see # 70- February 22 2021 – Keep it alive (lifeafter50forwomen.com), Wordle #228 | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), Writing Wednesday: 24 February 2021 – AngieTrafford

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