The Lonely Albino

 

An ambitious, amazing, attractive albino
Somehow got caught up with a derelict whino.
While boldly banging a broken banjo,
His derelict friend copied pictures of Van Gogh.
Then chowing calmly on cold calamari,
They both made a wish on the night sky so starry.
But daily disputing, a deep, dark discussion
Ended their friendship with great repercussion.
Now his endless, eccentric, egregious echo
Is only returned by a colorless gecko.

house gecko catching his supper

The Alpha couplet is both fun and challenging. To write one of these, you may want to have a dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming dictionary handy—or the Internet equivalent of those tools. They do not have to be in alphabetical order. I only did that because I wanted to.

Technically, all the ending words are supposed to be nouns, but I broke the rule in line 6 and have no desire to fix my error. After all, it’s the exception that makes the rule, is it not? 🙂

 

 

Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Scansion:
Sonnetina Due
Five couplets, usually in iambic tetrameter or pentameter.
This one is a series of Alpha couplets, in which the first line of each couplet is formed using four words that start with the same letter, the last word being a noun. The second line of the couplet rhymes with the first and has a similar meter.
Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee

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