The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict
iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff
I Need Someone
I need someone to hold me tight
Through dark of night,
Who won’t go ’way
At break of day.
Someone whose love will mend the seams
Of broken dreams,
And give me back
The trust I lack.
For love, it holds the magic key
To set me free,
To heal my soul
And make me whole.
Copyright © 2003 Linda Newman