Template



The first line you are reading.
You wonder what is next.
The third line you are seeding. You load an empty text.

The blank you find exciting.
You connect a few dots.
The space you find inviting. You tie up all the slots.

The image you are dealing.
You view a sketchy scene.
The passion you are feeling. You know it sight unseen.

The secret you are sharing.
You show a buried place.
The riddle you are baring. You vent a hazy trace.

The content you are giving.
You lift a stealthy veil.
The substance you are living. You craft a private tale.

The poem is a fine stencil.
You fill in the template.
This rhyme is the utensil. You use to contemplate
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABB ACC ADD AEE AFF XXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 628
Words 123
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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