A Quatrain is a poem consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.
A few examples of a quatrain rhyming scheme are as follows:
#2) abba -- envelope rhyme
#4) aaba, bbcb, ccdc, dddd -- chain rhyme
Lord of Deceit
Trapped within a haze of fear,
The Lord of Lies does appear.
Clouded by so much thatís wrong,
Truth gets twisted by his song.
Turning love and joy to pain,
Hidden by the falling rain.
Tragedy becomes the norm
When hate and fear begin to form.
Hurtful lies tear lives apart
And cause more harm to a heart.
Once the pain and hate begin,
Nothing is the same again.
Once the lie has been revealed,
Secrets are no more concealed.
Then the healing can undo
What he has done unto you.
Once the healing has begun,
Love and happiness have won.
With the truth, you can defeat
The spiteful Lord of Deceit.
Copyright © 2000 Theresa King
A butterfly pendant of gold and blue
Sparkled with beauty in the blazing sun.
No matter if it were broken or new,
Its breathlessness could not be outdone.
Blissful was the lady who received this gift,
From her sweetheart, a young college boy.
Never again did she feel this kind of lift,
Which had blanketed her with love and joy. . .
Until one fine day she was called upon
by her sweetheart love to spend her life.
With her smile, his heart she had won,
So he asked her to be his lovely wife.
With the butterfly pendant upon her chest,
blossoming buttercups filling her bouquet,
And two gold rings to be forever blessed;
The couple was married without delay.
Copyright © 2005 Marie Summers