A Plea for Spring

Written by: Robin L. Gass

The winter has been here too long
still going strong
this freezing cold
is getting old.

Sunshine, please come and melt the snow
make flowers grow
so I can see
all their beauty.

When I can feel the Springtime sun
and winter's done
with thanks I'll pray
in warmth I'll play.

This is called a Minute Poem.  It is a rhyming verse
that has 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic
meter.  It is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4 syllables
each with a rhyme scheme of:  aabb ccdd eeff