Pretending (The Florette)

by Sylvia   May 19, 2016


Take me in your arms, hold me tight,
let's play pretend just for tonight.
Our love is real, it can't miss.
Forever in a state of bliss, it feels so right.

Having faith that dreams can come true,
this rendezvous will see us through,
'til there is no more make believe,
no need for us to ever leave, or say adieu.

Copyright © 2014 Sylvia All Rights Reserved

The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas. Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a, Meter: 8,8,8,12, Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

(Each Verse Rhyme Scheme)
8a
8a
8b
12a 8th syllable rhymes with end of line 3, end word rhyme with a

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the fourth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.

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  • 7 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I can't say much to this piece that hasn't already been said..... So I'll just leave it with awesome :)

    Ben

  • 8 months ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Sylvia,
    this poem was short but meaningful. ..I love the form and your choice of words very catchy and relatable. ..

    Take me in your arms, hold me tight,
    let's play pretend just for tonight.
    Our love is real, it can't miss.
    Forever in a state of bliss, it feels so right.
    ^^^^
    this is me right now I can relate to this. ..
    "take me in your arms, hold me tight"
    my favourite line....

    Having faith that dreams can come true,
    this rendezvous will see us through,
    'til there is no more make believe,
    no need for us to ever leave, or say adieu.
    ^^^^^
    oh my gosh I'm on this state right now. ..I can't hold him, dreaming bout him every night was my last resort. ..lol. ..

    I love this Sylvia. ..Thanks for sharing

    Gel

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    What a beautifully written poem. Such a neat style. I really like the way you described it as a outgrowing small flower. I love the context and everything about it.

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Sylvia,

    I like the minds image of this form which is new to me. The way the petals interconnect it poetic in many ways.

    A new love poem, or perhaps a rekindled love, a dialogue of the first tentative steps. Steps that are fearful of being trodden on. It comes down to faith and whether believing in love and its possibility is enough to take the plunge.

    I like the concept of 'faking it 'til you make it' if we pretend long enough it will feel real and then there will be no need to fake it or say goodbye ever again.

    A lovely write Sylvia.

    Take care,

    Michael

  • 1 year ago

    by Dreamofolwin

    How lovely is this?! :-)
    A beautiful poem Sylvia... I love the form and the sentiments expressed.

    Can"t wait for another poem of yours now! :))

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