Invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Three Quatrains + Ending couplet
Rhyme Scheme: abab bbcc cdcd dd
Associated form: American Libra = abab bbcc cdcd ee
Lead and Follow (American Forte Sonnet)
Just follow your individual quest.
Pursue what stimulates your mind and soul.
When you’ve done jobs with care, and done your beat
That’s all that counts and that’s your only role.
Compare not yourself; other’s have their goal,
which may not seem in synch, in part or whole.
You need not better any one, but need
to do your very best, then you succeed.
You may have skills enabling you to lead.
That leadership is not the goal, you see.
But if you can help others when they need
a guide, you just help building their esprit.
Where you should follow, don’t compete; be free
to play roles that enhance in small degree.
© Lawrencealot Oct.16, 2012