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
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.
My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.
Single stanza 12 line poem
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