Are You Proud?

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes – Form Friday:  Vers Beaucoup

Each stanza consists of four lines with a rhyming word scheme of:


Each rhyme can only use a MAXIMUM of three words. The fourth “a” rhyme carried over to the second line causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure.

Are you proud of the loud roaring crowd
who endowed him as leader–a non reader,
teetering of the edge of insanity’s ledge,
wielding a sledgehammer, and short on grammar?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Are You Proud?

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    I really like this one, Sara… the images it brings to mind are very clear. Very clever!


  2. Tournesol says:

    You are being very polite here on his grammar 😉


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