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My Legacy ( Espinela Form )
Caught in time's never ending race
Life is short and fleeting at best
Given not a moment to rest
Worry, Hurry, a hectic pace
My bright smile a bit out of place
Knowing a secret I have found
Leaving my soul free and unbound
One simple truth I can't deny
If and when all else goes awry
My legacy is not profound
All I leave behind are these words :
I've raced the wind and touched the sky
OneTinSoldier MMVIII 3 - 20
A poem of ten eight syllable lines, composed as a quatrain
followed by a sestet with the pause between the stanzas.
Espinelas follow the rhyme scheme:
The espinela is occasionally augmented by two lines rhyming