Presidential Meter

The Presidential Meter form was created by Gary Kent Spain, aka venicebard on Allpoetry.

The form is stanzaic, consisting of any number of quatrains
It is syllabic: 6/5/6/5
Rhyme Scheme: xaxa
It is metric: with long lines being an anapest plus an amphibrach
And the short lines being and anapest and an iamb, or as Gary points out below it can be spoken as trochaic trimeter..So take your choice.
8 lines or more.

His poem in trochaic trimeter:

The Lyre-in-Chief

“If you like your doctor,
if you like your plan,
you can keep your doctor,
you can keep your plan.”
The Liar-in-Chief
War through regulation
waged on you and me.
IRS men target
those who disagree.

Congress is not needed!
for, as he has said,
with his pen and cell-phone,
he becomes the head.

Work that crowd there, baby:
tell them racists lurk.
Tell them those that want to
shouldn’t have to work.

Push those same old buttons,
get that same old drink:
hear-no-evil voters
(lemmings on the brink).
Pasted from <http://allpoetry.com/poem/11504624-The-Lyre-in-Chief-by-venicebard>

Gary’s response to my metric interpretation – So you’re saying I misinterpreted his meter, eh?  You are right, in that the way HE says it, it is an anapest followed by two iambs (with feminine ending on odd-numbered lines).  But it CAN be spoken as trochaic trimeter, and I went with that.  Cheers!

My example using an anapest foot:

The Presidential Way (Presidential Meter)

I will gladly enter
yet another form
that allows remembrance
that a lie’s the norm.

Anapests are starting
each and every line.
Then you use an iamb
where you want the rhyme.

First he won by plying
us with guilt and pride.
From the start however,
the man lied and lied.

© Lawrencealot – June 2, 2014

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