two feet

Write a poem using Skeltonic verse. Don’t worry, there are no skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse).

do you ever wonder
if that knife of thunder
comes all loud to plunder
your sanity

do you feel so free
when they say you pretty
they say what you can be
pull you under

do you cast your sweet
on the snow white sheet
where your lovers meet
all your desires

can you keep the fire
reaching ever higher
or are you a liar
on two feet

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