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Rispetto
The rispetto lyric is generally composed of eight hendecasyllabic (11-syllable) lines. In its earliest form the rhyme scheme was usually abababcc however ababccdd is now more prominent.

Afraid to reveal perfection has a flaw you hide your talents behind curtains of doubt. When cast among vultures without beak or claw the odds are stacked, and you need to wait them out. There is fearsome competition for the win think of where you're going not where you've been. You cannot count on secrets or magic spells you must play the cards fate dealt despite your tells. Reality is something you rise above* you mustn't allow it to get in your way. There's no scientific way to describe love emotions beyond feelings come into play. What you see depends on what you want to see you can be a winner or a wannabee. Life's offers you no road maps, you're on your own a unique individual, not a clone. (Rispetto) 02/21/2020 * "Reality is something you rise above."-Liza Minelli She Inspires Series - LM Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Maureen McGreavy

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Date: 3/1/2020 3:13:00 AM
Hi Emile! I loved your opening lines “ Afraid to reveal perfection has a flaw you hide your talents behind curtains of doubt.” That applies to so many things in life, whether putting ourselves out there for love, or sharing our poetry. Nice to see a rispetto too. These odd-numbered syllable forms have a lovely natural quality to them. I’m practising saying “hendecasyllabic” ;-)
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Date: 3/1/2020 9:11:00 AM
Thanks Nina, “hendecasyllabic” is quite the mouth full but like you I think it flows well...I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/29/2020 8:37:00 PM
Uplifting Emile - congrats
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Date: 3/1/2020 9:12:00 AM
Thanks Craig, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/29/2020 11:04:00 AM
Very well done in the rispetto form, Emile. The message is inspiring. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 2/29/2020 3:39:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/29/2020 8:36:00 AM
Love this: What you see depends on what you want to see/you can be a winner or a wannabee./ Congrats on your troohy win, Emile!
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Date: 2/29/2020 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Kim, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/21/2020 4:14:00 PM
Nice - really nice, Emile! Great message in your lines to rise above the restraints and keep going! Congratulations on your HM placement!
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:04:00 AM
Thanks Sam, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.