Triple Rebel Round

This form was invented her by Rebel_Coyote of AllPoetry.com.

The poem consists of Three 5-line stanzas.
There are two styles,each having a triplet mono-rhyme. Version 1:  aaaBB cccBB dddBB
Version 2:  aaBBB ccBBB ddBBB
Each Stanza has the first three lines of  mono-rhyme, followed by a two line refrain
of a different mono-rhyme.  The refrain occurs in the following two stanzas as well.
The second style is changed only in that it uses a THREE-line Refrain
As in this sample “Let’s Write a Triple Rebel Round”

No meter is specified, but tetrameter or pentameter is suggested.

Example Poem

Momma Lost Me

My mother worked at Woolworths five and ten
and she’d let me ride to town now and then.
The bus driver knew where she worked and when.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”

Nana’d put me on and she’d pay the fare.
When we reach her stop, momma would be there.
Except the time she wasn’t anywhere.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”

We passed the stop– I ‘membered what she said.
The driver winked “Let’s see what lies ahead.”
Mom found me on our return trip instead.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”

(c) Lawrencealot – 2012

Note: This was about 67 years ago in Ogden, Utah
A much safer time and place.  As usual the parent suffers more than the child.

Visual Templates

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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