Locked – Con-Verse

The Con-Verse, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme scheme: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee
Meter: 7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11

(Syllabic verse only counts the number of syllables in a line.)

This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines.

This process may be repeated for a longer verse. If repeated, you must begin your first couplet with the syllabic count of seven again and continue from there.

Double lock safe for my bike
I don’t worry when I hike

Some secrets kept behind locked door
I’ve lost the key for the drawer

I saw a golden locked little girl
She smiled at me as she danced and twirled

(c) ladyleeemanila 2016

For: Locked

5 thoughts on “Locked – Con-Verse

  1. Mmmm….I like this…The sort of format which has distinct possibilities for variation withing the prescribed rhyme and meter….Will have a ‘Go’…at some time…. 😉 Hugs!

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