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
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.