The Pride

April 30, 2016
The pride is a lion with no teeth
Yet, do we keep him in a kennel dark?
Indeed, we keep him rounded by our teeth
We wear it on our sleeve when we bark
The dynamic verve of the life slith’rs
The tongue twists silly, the stark a quirk
And hiding in the murk, it wrings one’s with’rs
The life, you see, leaks through the gaps of fing’rs
The pride is a lion with no with’rs
In berserk with pain, the pride sliv’rs
The hearts and souls and every righteous mind
Surrounded us: And we walk with fake silv’rs
The pride is a lion with no friend
The pride is a lion like a dark fiend
Withers – the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of a horse, cow,sheep, etc.
Idiom: wrings one’s withers – to cause one anxiety or trouble:
eg; The long involved lawsuit is wringing his withers.
Terza rima is composed of tercets woven into a rhyme scheme that requires the end-word of the second line in one tercet to supply the rhyme for the first and third lines in the following tercet. Thus, the rhyme scheme (aba, bcb, cdc, ded) continues through to the final stanza or line.
Terza rima is typically written in an iambic line, and in English, most often in iambic pentameter. If another line length is chosen, such as tetrameter, the lines should be of the same length. There are no limits to the number of lines a poem composed in terza rima may have.
“Terza Rima Sonnet,” is Terza Rima in which the final stanza comes in couplet form.
In this poem I couldn’t follow the iambic pentameter strictly in all lines, which makes it imperfect one in this form, but otherwise the structure is followed.

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