(A 12 Line Exhortation)

Lily Buds

Create New Year’s resolutions
to achieve with new solutions,
with determined contributions,
while working through
what’s hurting you.
New opportunities abound,
if you will only look around.
Then, all the answers will be found.
So take a chance
to make advance.

Author Notes:

Happy New Year. Good luck with those resolutions. Mine, is to lose weight.

This poem is a 12 Line Exhortation.
A 12 Line Exhortation is a format this author created. I researched poetry types with 12 Lines to see what they are called. I found a group of poems called 12 Lines. But they are basically unstructured. I wanted some specific structure. I wanted a poem with 3 consecutive lines of rhyme, that played off 8/4/2 syllable counts and was positive in spirit. So I created this format and called it 12 Line Exhortation. Here are the rules. A 12 Line Exhortation is a poem with 12 lines, starting and ending with a 2 syllable line that caries an exhortation, like; Get up!, Move on! Go jump! The whole syllable structure is;


There is also a fixed rhyme scheme of:

AbbbaacccddA, where the capital letters are repeated lines.

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