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Don't try this at home, I'm a professional lol

A ballade I will now begin Why do this form I now try Surely no contest will I win I can see already I will cry Rarely am I a sensitive guy Oh what will I possibly gain Yet again asking myself why From this form I’ll REFRAIN Haha I used a humorous spin Leaving my ego to again sigh But soon my rhymes will thin A rhyming dictionary I do spy Before rhyming I could say my Surely the ballade I now stain I got this down the first lie From this form I’ll REFRAIN Lol once again my ego grins I have a smile from eye to eye Another twist, and not the end A near rhyme was my last reply The form I broke, but won’t buy For a ballade, I cannot even train If it meant my life, surely I’d die From this form I’ll REFRAIN A difficult form, I cannot deny But soon I will hit the exit lane That ego still smiling feeling sly From this form I’ll REFRAIN
The lesson here, don't write a ballade in 10 minutes unless you're a professional. A professional clown that is lol. I tried to stay metrically consistent, but I'm American, we don't use metric unless it's convenient, in poetry it's never convenient always forced lol.

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Date: 12/21/2013 8:55:00 AM
well, if this is from ten minutes. I 'd say you have an excellent START in the world of BALLADS!!! I LOVE YOUR REFRAIN.
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Date: 12/24/2013 2:29:00 AM
A lovely start and possible end lol. Thanks for your comment as always, somehow I missed this one, but am behind anyway. My refrain with some humor was actually inspired by one of your ballades lol. I think you typed refrain and then put the refrain or it was in parenthesis. It gave me the idea of pointing out the refrain, while also using the double meaning as part of the humor.