Weary of the warnings I made my choice
Without constraints that so often dictate
I started down the dusty disused road
Toward shimmering opportunity
Clear and proud I heard the dogmatic voice
Praise community, order, taxes, rates
The guidance faith and country bestowed
That allow a hopeful future to be
As I listened I began to rejoice
Claiming only a personal mandate
The open road ahead willingly flowed
Why would I turn back now that I was free?
Popular with 12th and 13th century French poets, rimas dissolutas is a poem that rhymes and doesn’t rhyme. For instance, each stanza contains no end rhymes, but each line in each stanza rhymes with the corresponding line in the next stanza.
French Poetry Forms