I am deeply saddened that in today’s day and age of learning, education and understanding that countries can still think people and land as possessions. Like a toddler who will not share and say my toy. These people are no better. And it saddens me to see.
Today uproar, Utter shock fleshed
What devilish spirit possessed
To invade Ukraine and say war
Sanctions made from those in the west
No idea what is in store
Utter shock fleshed, today uproar
He’s too lethal, follows no rules
Does not see you human but mules
This war of time medieval
Tolerated his lies, the fools
People who do this are evil
Follows no rules, He’s to lethal
Dverse prompt today and a difficult style so worth the challenge. Unfortunately no joyous inspiration today or attempt on the iambic tetrameter, and I will not be looking to make sad situations seem lighter than they are.
The Sparrowlet is an invented stanzaic form created by Kathrine Sparrow that she calls a variation of the Swap Quatrain. The defining feature is the inversion of the 2 hemistichs of L1 in L6 of each stanza. The elements of the Sparrowlet are:
stanzaic, written in any number of sixains. (A stanza of 6 lines).
syllabic, lines of 8 syllables each. (Often written in iambic tetrameter.)
rhymed, rhyme scheme BbabaA.
L1 and L6 of each stanza is written in 2 hemistichs. (Hemistich means a half a line of a verse).
The 2 halves of L1 are inverted and repeated as a refrain in L6. The last line MUST be the EXACT SAME as line 1, just switched around. You cannot change any of the words. (Punctuation may be changed to accommodate the meaning).
The pattern of the 6 line stanza: RRR A, RRR B xxxxxxx b xxxxxxx a xxxxxxx b xxxxxxx a RRRB, RRR A (I made the A in bold, and the B in italics so you can see the pattern-Grace)