When I was a kid

When I was a kid

I’d climbed up and slid

All day fun with my siblings

Quick and mischievous

And ridiculous

Rough and tumble with all things

Simple things for us

No discuss no fuss

We also fought but made up

Partners in crime, too

What we have gone through

And we looked after our pup

Snippets of our lives

Sometimes we’ve got hives

Built memories to treasure

Laughter and crying

Failing and trying

Everyday for our pleasure*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:
  • Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
    Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b
  • The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines.

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