Ballad of Little Man



Once upon a time, there was this little man;
who built his home upon a hill of sand.
He worked, and he played, a little everyday;
and he reveled in the joy of his little plot of land.

His tranquility he sought, was not store bought;
not found in any market, not even within the sea.
His peace it seemed, was not when he screamed;
rather it came from knowing himself to be free.

Young he came to this little hill, to cast his lot at life;
with big dreams, huge hope, and a lot of pride.
Now weathered and beaten, but not dare defeated;
this humble, withered man sits, upon his porch, denied.

He lived a good and righteous life, before this man died;
his house crumbled, came crashing down today.
Only his memory remains, until I also pass away;
then nothing will remain, of this man's brief stay.
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Submitted on January 04, 2015

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABA XCXC XDXD DBBB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 780
Words 150
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Gabriel McBride

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