The Sunday challenge at Real Toads is to write a huitain. It is an eight line poem with each line containing eight or ten syllables. The rhyme scheme is: ababbcbc. This makes it similar to the ballade.
I keep my heart sealed in a jar;
Seal’d safely, I am free from care.
No worries I’ll leave it afar,
Never another painful tear.
With anyone I’ll never share
I won’t allow myself to love
This fake smile on my face I wear
Until I meet with God above.
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