Yard Sale

yard sale

Setting up at gray of dawn:
Tables, chairs, and junk,
Clothing, household goods, and such,
Things from grandma’s trunk.
Shoppers early start to come.
“My trash is your treasure.
Take a sack and fill it up.
Coffee? What’s your pleasure?”
When the bargain day is done,
Pack up, clean up, have some fun.

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Scansion:
Miniature ~ 10-line rhymed poem (decastich) created by Margaret Ball Dickson
Syllabic Pattern: 7-5-7-5-7-6-7-6-7-7
Rhyme Scheme: xaxaxbxbcc
Rhythm: Trochaic — All lines begin with a stressed syllable. Lines 6 and 8 have feminine endings (unstressed), but all the rest have masculine endings (stressed).
The 5th syllable of line 1 rhymes with the 1st syllable of line 2.

Photo taken in Pensacola, FL, 2018

 

 

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