Questrain

The Questrain is a form invented by Michelle Campbell, writing on Allpoetry.com as Mrs Campbell

Questrain is a four line stanza with abab rhyme scheme and a 9/7/8/6 syllable count.
The first three lines introduce a topic and the last line asks a question.

                     
My body I bestow on my man
in faithfulness I profess
starting when our marriage began.
How modest is your dress?
by Mrs Campbell
 
A person’s mind is a battle field
for as you think, so you do.
It’s there to temptations you’ll yield.
Who are you listening to?
by Mrs Campbell
 

Pasted from http://allpoetry.com/contest/2642513-A-Questrain-

Specifications restated
The Questrain is:
A 4 line poem.
Syllabic: 9/8/7/6
Rhymed: abab
Formulaic: The first three lines introduce a topic and the last line asks a question.

It may be centered or not.

My example

Choice (Form: Questrain)

We’ve had the choice since the beginning.
Churches need not tell us so –
what is good and what is sinning.
Don’t we already know?

© Lawrencealot – January 9, 2015

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