Off a forked tongue

Jennifer McKnight 1987 (United States)



Off of a forked tongue rolls ice and Fire
Lie about the truth
Leave so much to be desired
Proclaim your purity
Confess not a thing
Pen your detailed Fables
Remove your golden ring
Lock her heart in a box
then set it Aflame
Replace it with another
then quickly do the same
Crossed fingers behind the back
justify betrayals and wrongs
Fail to harmonize with her
but with others sing The Song of Songs
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Submitted by Mcknight12 on June 03, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFEGHAHIJAJ
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 402
Words 79
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 15

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