science warned of global warming
hoped the world would heed their call
now ancient forests burn and fall,
tempests rage, o’er oceans, swarming,
plagues, death, riots in the streets
and through it all, our leader tweets
nothing to see here, all is great
it’s all a hoax, you’ll see, just wait…
our only hope is his defeat
For today’s challenge at Ronovanwrites, write a décima where the word FALL must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with FALL.
A Décima is a 10-line poem with 8 syllables per line. The rhyme pattern is: abbaaccddc. Further study of this form indicates that the subject matter of a Décima tends to be more socially conscious than some poems, taking on topics such as philosophy, politics, dogma, and religion. It can also be in the form of satire, criticism or insulting to an enemy/opponent in a situation.
Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern.