A Triolet Plus

Yesterday’s prompt from the NaPoWriMo site was to write a TRIOLET, and this task has taken me awhile. A triolet is an eight-line verse where the rhyming plan is A-B-a-A-a-b-A-B. The first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and eighth line.

Oh, pity the child who’s clumsy
amusing to all his relation,
a trial for Daddy and Mumsy.
Oh, pity the child who’s clumsy,
who spends half his time in a flumsy
his limbs seldom find integration
Oh, pity the child who ‘s clumsy
amusing to all his relation.

The prompt today: write a poem in which laughter comes at what might otherwise seem an inappropriate moment – or a moment that the poem invites the reader to think of as inappropriate. I’ve decided this poem might work. Last thing you want people to do is laugh because you tripped, or dropped, or knocked something over.

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