Everything that we do comes back to us
Good or bias, other ways will come back
In your sack, a consequence that’s a plus
As a bonus, we’re given what we lack
I’ve always believed this and all
And when you call, I will be there
I’ll do well without expecting
For what it brings, it’s fine
I’m my worst when I don’t believe
I could deceive you if you whine
I might not be fair and square
And if you care, I’d shine
I think this is true for there is karma
There is Buddha, God and other deities
Among all these, we follow their dogma
If there’s contra, there’s a bit of squeeze
So let’s try to be good without a fuss
On this basis, we’re ready for feedback
As we snack, happy that it’s scrumptious
With awareness, we can improve feedback*
(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: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 7