For the Rhythm and Rhyme Contest, a trolaan.
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Often life becomes perilous
Obfuscated, we stop, falter.
Overloaded with stress, nervous;
Overwhelmed, tense in our danger.
Fear grapples us with all its might.
Fumbling, we don't know what to do.
Fortitude is what we need right.
Forbearance can be our rescue.
Easily we can overcome
Every obstacle in our life,
Each thorn in our path if become
Equable even in our strife.
As we face each hurdle with ease
And thread our way through the risky
Acclivities, worrying we cease.
At last our spirits turn lively.
Trolaan, created by Valerie Peterson Brown, is a poem consisting of 4 quatrains.
Each quatrain begins with the same letter. The rhyme scheme is abab.
Starting with the second stanza you use the second letter of the first line of the first
stanza to write the second each line beginning with that letter.
On the third stanza you will use the second letter on the first line of the second stanza
and write the third each line beginning with that letter.
On the fourth stanza you will use the second letter on the first line of the third stanza
and write the fourth each line beginning with that letter.