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losers and winners

Every loser is not unworthy, unfit,
Every winner is not worthy, fit
Sometimes invisible forces meet
To decide who victory shall greet.

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.

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little sparrow

the little sparrow chirps and hops
busy flying here and there
looking for crumbs everywhere
her tiny wing barely stops.

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.


hatred

This disease is named hatred
That makes you want someone dead.
The fault is hardly on their part
Because the disease thrives in your heart.

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.


fireflies and stars

Firefly twinkle and glows
Soft breeze in bamboo grove blows
The stars look down at them
Musing if earth is mirroring them

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.


effects of headlines

If you really want to screw up your mood
Read the newspaper seriously
If you want to screw it further
Read and think a little about the news.

If you want to ruin the day and more
Think more seriously about it.
Now it’s done! Go ahead!
Spend the rest of the day brooding!

Sharmishtha basu
12.5.11


face to face

We disliked each other when we met face to face,
So you donned a mask to hide your face,
You befriended me, acting clever, funny, and coy
Cunningly hiding a distasteful ploy!

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.


devil’s slave

Don’t try to claim you are God’s mortal keeper,
Your actions are more like devil’s slave
Spreading hatred, anger, pain,
Do you think everyone is naïve?

Sharmishtha Basu
5.5.11

Rules of a Quatrain:
Did you notice that a quatrain is formed by two rhyming couplets? Easy! This pattern is called a a b b. The first line rhymes with the second (sky and by) and the third line rhymes with the fourth line (edge and ledge). Other quatrain patterns are a b a b,
a b b a, and a b c b.