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 Category:  Romance Poetry
  Posted: August 27, 2017      Views: 354
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Chapter 34 of the book Potlatch Poetry
Potlatch - 26 August 2017 Cascade
"Before you came" by Sandra du Plessis

Before, you came into my life
I'd like the merry go-around,
a smooth and steady way to go
show me your roller coaster ride.

I was not happy all alone,
while seeking someone I could trust
with my whole heart without a doubt
before, you came into my life.

There's nothing that could bring me down
the same old ways day after day,
all working well, my ticking clock
I'd like the merry go-around.

There was no one who bring me bliss
I just felt no need to impress
each day I found a fresh outlook,
a smooth and steady way to go.

You taught me how to stay on board
the fast, exciting ups and downs,
it was the only thing I need;
show me your roller coaster ride.



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Author Notes
Today's topic - The Rollercoaster -
It can be an emotional rollercoaster, a rollercoaster of life, of love, nature or the real deal, a roller coaster at Disney world or the likes.

Any format Zanila Rhyme, Cascade, Catena Rondo. I choose the Cascade format.

I dedicate this poem to Scott Wood, who show me how to ride the roller coaster and having fun for the past two and a half years.


Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

I laugh hard at the poor butcher,
With scarlet hands and crimson eyes,
He smiles as he cuts away.

They gather around him everyday,
"unholy killer" they all scream.
I laugh hard at the poor butcher.

Deaf towards the plea of all,
the buther's fate was long written
with scarlet hands and crimson eyes.

Children cry amidst the crowd,
a mother faints, another screams.
He smiles as he cuts away.

Copyright 2007 Udit Bhatia

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