Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - InForm:  Trolaan

"Trolaan is a poem consisting of 4 quatrains.
Each line of the quatrain begins with the same letter. The rhyme scheme is abab.

Starting with the second stanza you use the second letter of the first line of the first stanza to write the second, with each line beginning with that letter.

The third stanza will use the second letter on the first line of the second stanza. Write the third, with each line beginning with that letter.

On the fourth stanza you will use the second letter on the first line of the third stanza and write the fourth, with each line beginning with that letter."

Odd to see gym members in masks
Obscenely hot breath builds up inside
occluding proper sight.  Your task:
obey sanitary rules, don't downslide.

Daring athletes bench press weights
doing their best to keep sweat at bay.
Diligent, their focus is on heart rate.
Don't sit on machines using cell phones all day.

A sorry lack of cleansing stations
angers members who scramble for paper towels,
and cleaning solutions are rationed–
all of which causes language most foul.

Such a sorry state of affairs.
So many ill, plus horrific wild fires
spreading destruction, people in tears.
Safety comes first–situation dire.



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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