Sephallian Reverse Sonnet Notes

Jezzie G

Created by: Dennis Nguyen
Structure: Quatrazain
Meter: No meter specified
Rhyme Scheme: abcdeedcbaffa
Additional Notes: when read from the top has a pessimistic tone, when read from the bottom it is more optimistic


A Measure of Character by Larry Eberhart

What you are told in confidence
if you hold secret to your breast
reward will flow in unknown ways.
An urge to propagate a tale
to pique the interest of a friend
there can surely be no good end
when confidences you assail
a gentle whispered word betrays
when silence serves your honor best
Your revelation makes no sense
I’ll never trust my thoughts with you
if other’s secrets you will spew
If rumors gain some cognizance
From what you’re told in confidence

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