Children of God

“All People” seek inclusion,
yes, even they who reject
we who suffer delusion.
Don’t reflect what they expect

Freaks with pride in exception
don’t wear it to make messes
we just know from inception
the “normal” world still presses

With an edge of derision
we point back at fake neatness
and know that our decision
will ne’er be seen as sweetness.

All they – we – want… agreement;
not that we should be mirrors,
but give nod to achievement
and put an end to sneerers.

It’s time they – we… reinspect
the throngs under the steeple
and look around – circumspect
make sure we have “All People”

This is a tough form. It’s an Irish form called “Ae Freislighe”

Here are the guidelines:

  • Quatrain stanzas (4-line stanzas)
  • 7 syllables per line
  • Lines 1 and 3 rhyme together, but they rhyme as three syllables (xxa)
  • Lines 2 and 4 rhyme together as two syllables (xb)
  • The final syllable, word, or line of the entire poem should be the same as the entire poem begins (the poetic term for this is dunadh)
  • Poem can be as concise as one stanza and scale out as far as a poet wishes to push it

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