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Moms and Daughters-in-Law

Mom’s words cut like a knife, honed razor sharp
Which saddened my new wife
Mom now, after years of strife
Says I married up in life!

February 17, 2020
F F I series 75 englyn
Brian Strand, sponsor

ENGLYN is a quatrain from Welsh poetry of 30 syllables in four lines
10,6,7,7. The sixth syllable of line one announces the rhyme, the last
syllable of the succeeding three lines rhyme with it. (The final syllable of 
line one is without rhyme). The content often has an enigmatic quality.

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