Kangaroo Pause Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter
Schema: abab ccdd efef gg

Example

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers by Lawrence Eberhart

Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Are these first words intended to repair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Will such proceed toward a common ground?
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you dearly; I will make it right

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