Betwixt Sonnet

Created by: Jose Rizal M. Reyes
Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter
Rhyme Scheme: abba cbbc dbbd bb
Example: Immortal Words by Jez Farmer

The first time I said the words ‘I love you’
Forever seemed a vast expanse of time
Immortal like words captured in a rhyme
But it’s no time at all between we two
The truest words uttered every day
From the moment the alarm rang its chime
First spoken then shown in a kissing mime
For love is shared in all and ev’ry way
In that last kiss before we say goodnight
‘I love you’ sends the heart to rest sublime
For now, I think “we are” instead of “I’m”
And as my eyes close they hold you in sight
Forever seemed a vast expanse of time
Immortal like words captured in a rhyme

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