Created by: Jose Rizal M. Reyes
Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter
Rhyme scheme: aaba bbcb ccdc dd
Additional parameters: 3rd line in each quatrain must be feminine rhyme
Remedial Action by Larry Eberhart
Removed from urban crush his cabin sits
above where finally the sagebrush quits.
His land abuts a park that’s mostly forest.
A stealthy person’s action gives him fits.
His firewood disappears, and he has guessed
his neighbor’s taking it without request,
and Bob’s a guy who’d surely grant permission
but thievery’s the thing that’s got him stressed.
He has no proof, just knows the deed is done,
and even speaking out would be no fun;
So how’d Bob act to get the misdeeds ended?
He fixed a piece of firewood – only one.
A blasting cap was what he did embed.
The thefts all quit, and nothing more was said