Dapitan in Duo-rhyme

Dapitan always in my heart

Grew up that’s always the start

Three apartments all in a row

Played hide and seek long time ago

With siblings, cousins, friends and foe

Sharing with them my highs and low

Shirts and shoes we always borrow

Days of innocense as we know

Made us who we are and smart

So sad that now we’re all apart*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

The Duo-rhyme, a poetic form created by Mary L. Ports, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate monorhyme scheme.

Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic) Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a and 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a