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
Tell me how far one soul can go
How does one grow
with painful hope
in a brain’s lobe?
Are we just monkeys with disease?
can we release
the pain inside?
should we just hide?
No, I say we are much much more.
more than any lore.
More than animal
We are radical.
Okay, one I know the last line has 5 syllables. I actually did that almost on purpose in hopes that would stand out. Also because that is the word that needed to go there. I changed and fought with every other line, but the last line needed to be radical.
Two, this title is misleading. I thought it would take a minute to write. That is not true. With a second per syllable so it should take a minute to read.
Let me what you think.