a 15-10 Poem - History to the Present
Before distant lands were discovered we had no need to fight!
So why thereafter did countries war, whatever was their plight?
Had greed, corruption found by dishonest stealth, a way to fool
the honest folk, the lay people, that's the only way to rule.
This went on for centuries, and still, dose!
Sadly today this wickedness goes on.
Honest folk cannot see light for the fuzz.
Wicked leaders do not know right from wrong
It is often said, "We can learn from our so-called bad mistakes.
A lie, we never learned a thing, we have not got what it takes.
Remember Hiroshima, mass murder of the first degree!
What did we learn from that disaster, nowt, we still are not free!
Destruction of the total human race,
pollution, a means to our very end!
Unless we do something that's what we face!
It is worse than war, yet they too still trend!
15-10 Alternating Poetry Form
A poem where 15 syllable stanzas which begin with an anapest foot and having couplet rhyme alternate with 10 syllable iambic stanzas with cross rhyme.
Rhyme Pattern: aabb cdcd aabb cdcd, 16 lines or more following the rhyme.
First seen used by Jeff Green but can find no info on it being an already named form.
Copyright © Mick Talbot | Year Posted 2018
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