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A roundel created by Algernon Charles Swinburne, is a form of verse used in poetry. A roundel consists of nine lines each having the same number of syllables, plus a refrain after the third line and after the last line. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line: it may be a half-line, and rhymes with the second line.

Roundel's have three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows:

A B A (R) (refrain)


A B A (R) (refrain)

God chose you for me to raise; every step of every mile I love teaching you life’s rules, locked onto your loving gaze, you make all my worries and anxieties well worthwhile. God chose you for me to raise. It was so long ago it's like a dream trapped in a maze but, when I'm lucky, such memories come and stay awhile, although lately, time has muddled my thoughts within a haze. When I held you, I was rendered speechless and immobile and instantly knew I loved you; and would love you always, as I end my journey, let me say I can't help but smile. God chose you for me to raise. (Roundel) 04,12,2019

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Date: 4/12/2019 12:25:00 PM
An emotional write with much potential for swelling tears. Your lines are beautiful, as is the feeling they deliver. I was touched from line one throughout and suspect I'll still feel this poem long after I click away. Superb emotional impact, Emile. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Emile Pinet
Date: 4/13/2019 8:12:00 AM
Thank you so much CayCay, your words have inspired me my friend, Emile.