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Rated: E | Poetry | Contest Entry | #1907589
Stormy's poetry contest entry / Best Christmas Poetry in the Season Theme Contest
People crowding the streets,

hunting for gifts and treats

just in time for Christmas day.

Jumping from store to store

constantly wanting more.

In every window display,

bright and colourful lights

on Christmas Trees invites

passer bys to come and stay.




Shops close as evening falls,

folks head home with their hauls,

crunching their way through the snow,

cautious on icy roads,

balancing heavy loads.

Each night see the city glow,

it drops a few degrees,

everything starts to freeze,

a sparkling, glittering show.




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Best Christmas Poetry in the "Reason For The Season Contest.

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Required words:



ice

lights

store

windows

trees

city

streets

people





Balasi Stanza:



It is believed that this stanza form was used by the Hungarian poet Balint Balassi, who rationalised it from a three line form consisting of 19 syllables per line, and broke it up by the use of internal rhymes.

This evolved into a rhyme scheme as follows:



x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. x. x. x. x. x. d

x. x. x. x. x. b

x. x. x. x. x. b

x. x. x. x. x. x. d

x. x. x. x. x. c

x. x. x. x. x. c

x. x. x. x. x. x. d


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