The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.
Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the
previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with
the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the
fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.
~::~ Doomed Destiny ~::~
Mottled rags & flaky parched skin
I am all alone, none akin
Till a dawn that brightens my sky
Tears from weary bloodshot eyes, of diamante flints
I sat there waiting until doom
My life seems lost in wintry gloom
Wonder when snow cover shall lift
Waiting alone with dreams adrift, my pain entombed
Looking past a life that’s obscure
Although future appears unsure
Hoping against hope, tide shall change
Hang on though utterly deranged, destiny lures
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