Five Words: [ PROOF – SHARE – SECRET – BEND – SCOOP ]
Hey, I have a secret to share
Really, a big scoop, I swear
There’s no need to have all the proofs
It might be like movie spoofs, without a care
It appears that we were misled
They have bended the truth instead
Somehow we’ll try to get even
All these tales that have been spun, have been spread*
(c) ladyleemanila 2016
* 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.