THESE WOMEN

April 1, 2008
COUSIN JOAN

Cousin Joan is as flaky as biscuits
always have cameras in her basket,
She just strolls around town
taking pics all day long,
‘Cause the sign says to “Click it or Ticket.”

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THE CALL GIRL

One little call girl sat in the pew
was so sad, didn’t know what to do,
Along came the Pastor
who sat down beside her,
She cried, Pastor, can I have a screw?

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THE DANCER

She danced the dance of seven veils
And only invited the males,
If her bed could speak
and not only squeak,
It would tell some sadistic tales.

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

A Limerick is a rhymed humorous nonsense poem with a set rhyme scheme of 9-9-6-6-9.
Syllable count could vary, as I have shown in these 3 limericks…

   
 

GIFT OF FLOWERS

April 1, 2008
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In this world, some people are not happy,
and I don’t think it’s fair to the children,
I see them as little budding flowers.
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We mold and love them just like our flowers,
It’s important that they should be happy,
we’ll see faces that glow on the children.
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Let’s give a small gift to all the children
a simple gift of beautiful flowers,
I guarantee it will make them happy.
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All the happy children get their flowers.

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

Tritina: The form of the Tritina is often, but not necessarily, iambic pentameter. It is a ten line poem, which may be broken into three line stanzas or written as one continuous stanza The author must choose their own three end-words (A,B,C)—and utilize them repeated and enfolded in this manner: ABC, CAB, BCA…

NUMBER ONE

April 1, 2008
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You swear you have such love for me
but you’re a cheater I can see,
being with you is no more fun
I just want to be number one.

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You buy me fancy gifts and such
but to me these don’t mean too much,
Love can’t be bought it must be won
I just want to be number one.

~~*~~

Your honesty is what I need
not idle words and lying deeds,
I’ve been faithful since we began
I just want to be number one.

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So if you know you can’t be true
I’ll find someone to replace you,
Though you promised the moon and sun
I just want to be number one!

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

Kyrielle: French form of rhyming stanzas of four line each (quatrains) ~ with one line repeated in each stanza (usually the last line of each)–each line must be 8 syllables long. Three is the minimum number of stanzas considered a Kyrielle, but there is no maximum.

EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW

April 1, 2008
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Who’s the only one
that is really deserving
of our worship and our praise?

God in heaven, through
His only Son Jesus Christ
Deserves our praise and worship.

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If you don’t believe
how on earth will you give Him
the worship that’s required?

In the end, I’ve heard
every single knee shall bow
whether you feel like, or not.

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

1. To write a Katauta in English you need 19 syllables, divided in three lines of 5/7/7 syllables. 2. Each Katauta has its specific rhythm. 3. It has the form of a question, or an answer. Placed together, the second Katauta answers the question of the first one.

I’LL HUMBLY SEEK HIM

March 31, 2008
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I’ll humbly at the cross my Savior seek
I’ll serve Him for my sins he undertook
His love for me makes me feel so unique.

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They crucified this Lamb, gentle and meek
His life He gave for me, it’s in the book
I’ll humbly at the cross my Savior seek.

~~**~~

I think these soldiers had an evil streak
even His clothes they divided and took
His love for me makes me feel so unique.

~~**~~

They whipped Him and they messed up His physique
when He said “It’s finished” the whole place shook
I’ll humbly at the cross my Savior seek.

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They laid Him in a tomb fit for a Sheik
and guarded Him as if He was a crook
His love for me makes me feel so unique.

~~**~~

He rose again, what magical technique
and was not there when they all came to look,
I’ll humbly at the cross my Savior seek
His love for me makes me feel so unique.

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

Villanelle: A nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines. Using capitals for the refrains and lowercase letters for the rhymes, the form could be expressed as: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2.

HIS PET

March 31, 2008
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She stood quietly watching the sunset
Sea was as calm as it had ever been
Was thinking back, but having no regrets
Lived a life that really was not her dream.

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She was so young and inexperienced yet,
Became a Bride when she was just sixteen,
Just out of school when this grown man she met,
And told he was her future Husband Green.

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Her Father gambled her and lost the bet
Her Mother went along, this shocked the teen,
She is a woman now, no more upset
Her awesome children helped wipe the slate clean.

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Green was real kind to her, called her his Pet
And changed his gambling ways when kids did get.

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Copyright © 2008 Jacquelyn Sturge

  Sonnet: Fourteen line poem, ten syllable lines in iambic pentameter, three quatrains in abab rhyme and a two line envoi or final couplet in aa rhyme.
 

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