This is a new style I developed. I call it the odd/even etheree. It is a 20 line poem where the 1st 10 lines have a syllable count that is odd 1-3-5-7 etc.. The 2nd 10 lines have syllable counts that are even, 20-18-16 etc.
Below is the poem entitled Lessons in Love which was written by poet
Ronthorpe. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Lessons in Love
You know Love?,
I know what love is,
Love is total contentment,
Love is never having to say, sorry,
Love is being sorry, even when they’re not,
Love means being able to see past the here and now,
Love is respect, honor and is always unconditional,
Some people haven’t allowed themselves to feel Love; they are the lost souls,
Some of these lost spirits are evil, you must beware, Love will not protect you,
With Love, comes commitment. Uncommitted Love is just temporary happiness,
Despite your emotions, sometimes you need to let go, it will be painful,
The most important part of Love, is to Love yourself above all,
Without a good sense of worth, you’re emotionally broke,
Expect Love in return, get what you give, that’s fair,
The bottom line, Love is you, loving me,
And expecting that love returned,
My Love lesson is done,
Go, now, in peace,