Manardina: 12 lines. Invented by Nel Modglin
Rhymed syllabic form: 4a-8x-8b-8b-8x-4x–4x-8b-8b-8x-4a-4a
Two rhymes. X=no rhyme.

International Women’s Day 2011

Women unite!
International Women’s Day.
One hundred years to celebrate!
Globally all people can state
the female gender really shines.
let all women participate.
We need a just world-wide mandate
so every girl can freely choose
what she thinks right
with future bright.

Pasted from:
My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.

Specifications restated:
Single stanza 12 line poem
Syllabic 4/8/8/8/8/4/4/8/8/8/4/4
Rhymed: axbbxxxbbxaa

My example

Do All Deceive? ( Form: Manardina)

Well if I could
tell truth from fiction I’d be smug
I guess, or upset every day
by knowing folks from what they say.
The aspirations of a man
and how he acts
reveal his soul.
Sometimes a man will bow and pray
while deeming other men his prey.
The truth if known, is oft ignored
and does no good,
although it should.

© Lawrencealot – December 19, 2014

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