Tinker Posted March 22, 2020 Share Posted March 22, 2020 StalkerA silent virus stalks us all!It's time to listen, learn and act.Pandemic threat no borders holdis calling for some actions boldor death knell for the sick and old.Discern hype from fact.A hungry virus stalks us all!There's love, concern and noble deeds,but selfish hoarding strips store shelves,some thoughtless youths indulge themselvesand criminals attack like wolveswhile we hunker in the reeds.A deadly virus stalks us all!For now the ending is unknown.we'll work and play and pray at homesequester life within the domeand maybe even write a poem to keep a hopeful tone. ~~Judi Van GorderNotes: ▼ The Lakelet is an invented form created by Daniel Lake at All Poetry.com and named by Lawrence Eberhardt is an exercise in metrics and rhyme. The elements of the Lakelet are: stanzaic, written in 3 or more sixains. metric, L1 thru L5 iambic tetrameter, L6 iambic trimeter rhyme, scheme xabbba xcdddc xefffe etc. x being unrhymed. or abcccb adeeed afgggf etc. The original description of the rhyme is abcccb with no further direction. "a" implies a rhyme but there is no match and in the original poem L1 or each stanza is unrhymed. I think linking the stanzas with the "a" rhyme or even a rentrement, repeating L1 of S1 as L1 of subsequent stanzas could be an enhancement. Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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