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An Emmett

A chapter in the book Potlatch 2021

In Two Minds

by Debra White

I want to go out!
Want freedom and fun,
to frolic and run.
Go gadding about
out there 'til I'm done.

I want to stay in!
Want snuggles and sleep,
to snooze and count sheep.
  Stay toasty within
in a sleepy heap.



Gadding - Going out in search of pleasure, especially in an aimless manner.
Toasty - Comfortably warm.

The photo is of our Springer Spaniel, Molly, looking longingly out of the window. When she's out, she wants to be in. When she's in, she wants to be out!

The Emmett style is a five line form, related to the acrostic styles.

The Emmett has 2 rules:
1.The first line of the Emmett is five WORDS long. Each word of the first line becomes the first word of the following lines. So the second word in line one becomes the first word of line two, the third word becomes the first word of line three, etc.
2. the Emmett has a rhyme scheme of abbab.
There are no other restrictions on meter or line length. *I have chosen to write in 5/5/5/5/5 syllable count.

Club entry for the " ~ Emmett ~" event in "Potlatch Poetry".  Locate a writing club.
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