First and Last

This form was invented by Rebel_Coyote on allpoetry.com

*15 lines
*Isosyllabic: 8 syllables per line
*Rhyme pattern for each stanza:
*Stanza 1:Aaabb
*Stanza 2:cccbb
*Stanza 3:dddaA
**The first and last line are a refrain (AaabbcccbbdddaA ), thus “First and Last”**

Example Poem

Summer Seduction

The breeze is shaking the trees’ skirts.
at boys’ not wearing any shirts.
That’s just one way that nature flirts.
Leaves lightly whistle at the boys
out playing with their kites and toys.

The cool grass beckons to their feet.
Take off your shoes enjoy a treat;
get off the steaming asphalt street.
Run through the hose now, while it squirts.
Boys cool off once– then heat reverts.

The brook tells boys to wade for fish
regardless what their moms may wish
for nature’s a seductive dish
with wants and wiles that soon perverts.
The breeze is shaking the trees’ skirts.

© Lawrencealot – August 27, 2012

*note: This poem is technically incorrect, in that a second
incidence of a-rhyme replaces the required b-rhyme in S2, the TEMPLATE is correct however!!

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