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I hold the keys to your heart
But afraid to choose one
For I only have this last chance

Spent a lifetime to get a chance
Poured my soul— my whole heart
Love, you are my only one

Let my heart and yours be one
Take my hand, give this love a chance
Hear my voice— my beating heart

With these keys I’ll gamble my heart; love, give me one last chance.

Poetry Form: Tetrina


Day 7:  Today, write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.

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