This is a form invented by Allpoetry’s Lisa Morris , aka Streambed
It is a modified Italian Octave with the following specifications.
The lines are octasyllabic, to be written preferable in iambic tetrameter,
but trochaic tetrameter may be used at the poet’s discretion.
A poem consists of exactly two stanzas, each being an octave. (2 octaves)
The rhyme scheme is: abbaccab
For years and years I loved one wife
whose sensuality evoked
desire in every word she spoke.
I thought I’d married her for life.
My work demanded much of me
were I to climb the corporate tree;
she coped with kids and household strife
and felt her passion’d been revoked.
So she revoked our marriage vow-
became a vamp and able tease,
and found more men than me to please.
I offered work to disavow,
to change so she would stay with me;
but she enjoyed then being free.
The gloomy skies have brightened now,
a pampered wife sets me at ease.
© Lawrencealot – September 18, 2013