For the 2013 Poetry Paintball CHallenge.
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Reverting to my childhood days,
Retracing that puerile era,
Rethinking now of different ways,
Reaching out now for life's mantra.
Each thing that I wanted, I got.
Everything was so simple, pure.
Empty of all dreams, now I rot.
Early blows of life, can't endure.
Accepting life's struggles is hard.
Away from the childish joy,
Alive in a world, wholly marred.
Agony, that I can't enjoy.
Wide awake in reality,
Whipping against my back harshly.
Whimpering now is but cranky.
Waiting for a morrow, cheery.
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.