Jay’s Way

Jay’s Way: Created by Chazz Combs
Syllable Count: 3-7-11-9-5-3-3-5-9-11-7-3
Rhyme Scheme: a-b-b-c-c-d-d-e-e-f-f-a

Defending Dollhood

3a When seven
7b three boys insulted my doll.
11b Motherhood instincts rose, about to exact toll.
9c I chased boys home and then beat them up.
5c Managed to shut-up
3d the three boys
3d who taunt toys.
5e One father witness
9e laughed, didn’t stop his son’s girl distress.
11f Other two boys blamed fight on a boy bully.
7f I’m triumphant, smug– truly
3a felt even..

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My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.

My Example

Throw-a-way (Form: Jay’s Way)

Aw gee shucks
It was Christmas yesterday;
It’s pretty petty I’d be inclined to say
to object and moan we’ve got too much
dross and dreck and such.
We complain
with disdain
of purposeful waste,
of plastic and cardboard crushed with haste,
but upstream and downstream many people thrive
on waste, as do those who drive
garbage trucks.

© Lawrencealot – December 26, 2014

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Octaz Rhyme

• The Octaz Rhyme is a simple invented verse form introduced by Chazz Combs.
The Octaz Rhyme is:
○ an octastich, a poem in 8 lines.
○ syllabic, 3-5-8-10-7-5-4-2 syllables per line.
○ rhymed, abbccdda.
○ centered on the page.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/2192-invented-forms-from-poetry-styles/
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Petition for Slack  (Octaz Rhyme)

Just the facts
No need to emote
or offer up some obscure quote.
Just lay it on me darling, here and now.
I’ve screwed up again somehow
If I gave offense
it’s ‘cus I’m dense,
relax.

© Lawrencealot – October 22, 2014

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Octaz Rhyme

Chazz Effect

Chazz Effect
This form was created by Chazz Combs.
take a one syllable word and use in each line of your poem, you will end up with  the chosen word, syllable count 14,10,9,7,5,3,2,2,1, rhyming a,a,b,b,c,c,d,d,e centered

Pasted from http://the.a.b.c.of.poetry.styles.patthepoet.com/index.html
Many Thanks to Christina R Jussaume for her work on the Poetry Styles site.

The Chazz Effect is:
A poem of 9 lines,
Syllabic: 14/10/9/7/5/3/2/2/1
Formulaic: requiring the one syllable word ending the poem, to be repeated somewhere in every other line.
Rhymed, pattern: aabbccddx,
To be centered.

My Example

Stifled (Chazz Effect)

Occasionally I have too much I’m supposed to do.
Do such things ever happen to you too??
With too many tasks upon my plate
some will surely be too late.
Some too, turned out wrong,
took too long;
too sad,
too bad
too.

© Lawrencealot – October 7, 2014

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Chazz Effect

Bev-A-Lyn Rhyme

Bev-A-Lyn Rhyme 
Created by Chazz Combs.
SYLLABLE COUNT IS 5,7,9,14,14,11,9,7,5, RHYMING, a,a,a,b c,c,c d, e,e,e, f
the 2  syllable lines do not have to rhyme and they have their own message!
center on page. 

Pasted from http://the.a.b.c.of.poetry.styles.patthepoet.com/index.html
Many Thanks to Christina R Jussaume for her work on the Poetry Styles site.

The Bev-A-Lyn Rhyme is:
A 12 line poem, consisting of alternating tercets and single line stanzas.
It is syllabic: 5/7/9/2/14/14/11/2/9/7/5/2
The tercets are individually monorhymed
The single lines are unrhymed and convey their own separate message
Rhyme pattern: aaaxbbbxcccx

My Example

Statism (Bev-A-Lyn Rhyme)

Tribes were unified
that their needs were satisfied.
Upon each other members relied.
People
aggregate where economic benefits are bestowed,
where law-makers have deemed that to each a stipend is owed.
Then grift will cause working ethics to erode.
Earning
one’s way allows welfare to accrue
but transfers from me to you
won’t help us all to
Prosper.

© Lawrencealot – October 5, 2014

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Bev-A-Lyn Rhyme