I’m practicing to write alternate rhyme

I’m practicing to write alternate rhyme sonnet poems

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I’m practicing to write alternate rhyme,
Heroic quatrains is the other name;
I like the way the simple verses chime,
And faintly echo like a song’s refrain.
I took the air, rather hale and hearty,
I thought I’d have a coffee in the sun;
I made my way to Boston Tea Party,
It’s quite a pleasant place and rather fun.
I sat alone and watched the world go by,
The passing crowd went blithely on its way;
It’s fair to say I’ve quite a roving eye,
It’s fair to say they roved a bit that day.
The morning rolled along towards the noon,
The day was rather gay, the month was June.

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Malcolm Massiah

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I am a writer. I am shy. I started writing poetry in my youth. I first performed in 1987 at the Avon Poetry Festival along side Bertel Martin of the Bristol Black Writers Workshop, supporting Benjamin Zephaniah.I gave my last poetry performance in 1992 at the Arnolfini gallery Bristol, supporting Labi Siffre during Poetry month.In 1998 for a year, I became the Resident Poet at Bristol Evening Post.I haven't written much since then but in 2014 I began exercising my rusty hand writing sonnets. I hope to continue writing in the coming year.
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