OH Creation!

OH Creation!
(An Octogram Poem)


What wondrous works, this world of ours!

OH Creation!

Blue oceans deep, to comic stars,

True elation!

And yet, what tragic travesty,

That man pollutes its majesty.

Truly an abomination!

OH Creation!


We desecrate this home of ours.

Such desolation!

Blue Planet filled with open scars,

And deprivation.

Our fish are full of mercury,

Resources are not luxury.

Need much more consideration!

OH Creation!


Author Notes

What are we doing?

This poem is an Octogram.The Octogram is a style of poetry invented by Fanstorian Sally Yocom (S.Yocom). It consists of two stanzas of eight lines each, with a very specific syllable count and rhyme scheme. Syllable count is 84848884, repeat on second stanza. Rhyme scheme: aBabccbB ababddbB, where B repeats same text. No more than 16 lines. The tempo is tetrameter on the 8 count line, and dimeter on the 4 count line, but not iambic.

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