The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.
There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:
ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc
This year is a fearless year for us both
Thirty years of being married, that’s one
We’ve seen each other and perhaps our growth
What we’ve done, have a son and some more fun
We ask, like, who really wears the apron?
Or who wears the trousers in this household?
Doesn’t really matter, it’s just a pun
Have some adventures and we’re getting bold
We don’t bargain, challenges we don’t shun
We go through life together and we’ve won
(c) ladyleemanila 2016