Grace is hosting this week’s Meeting The Bar challenge at dVerse Poets, and she asks us to create a piece using the Trimeric Form, invented by Charles A. Stone. The rules are as follows:
1. Trimerics have 4 stanzas
2. The first stanza has 4 lines
3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each
4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).
5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d –
The Big Maybe
Some things hurt more than others;
some things aren’t so bad.
Almost everything’s a toss-up…
like an unfaithful lover’s farewell.
Some things aren’t so bad,
all things considered, but
we still have to bear in mind
almost everything’s a toss-up:
A beautiful woman flips a coin;
a door closes or it doesn’t.
Like an unfaithful lover’s farewell,
muffled through a half-closed door,
everything’s got its pros and cons.
~ Trimerics ~