I may be on the side of the angels
There are evils in me on the surface
Don’t make a fuss as things are more baffles
All our battles test the aptness on us
No difference between good or bad
Not an ironclad guarantee
No such things as darkness and light
Try as we might, quite grey
We may cover our face with mask
Not easy task to our dismay
We could stay together or flee
If that was me I’d play
For every action there is a reaction
It could be fun or another challenge
Whoop as we plunge into pool that glisten
And as we spun we end up in scavenge
Some rulebooks could disappear like bubbles
Our own battles we fight with such guiltless
No fuss no muss nothing left but chuckles
As one ambles into this life with greatness*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.
Meter: consistently iambic
Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable
Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.
Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
For: Sunday Writing Prompt #220 – September 17, 2017