Butterfly Pattern of Poetry



My mother taught me this one day
when I was going out to play–
a friend in need
is a friend indeed.
How well I’ve learned that this is true
and so I’ll pass it on to you.
Be kind to everyone you meet
as you go walking down the street.

c Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols (Note: a variation of the Butterfly Pattern, syllable count of 8-8-4-4-8-8, rhyme scheme of a, a, b,b,c,c.  Often iambic meter.)

3 comments on “Butterfly Pattern of Poetry

  1. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Friends are very important to have in our lives. How lonly it would be without them.


  2. I find it quite interesting…your patterns for writing poetry…mkg


  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    Lovely! I’ve never heard of the butterfly pattern. Thanls for sharing, Freeda.


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