a deal to fish in the fold
where merit calls and eyes can behold
dismay in a hand before the fall
the troubled ego swallows the truth cold
the house grows, built on other’s feet
cards stacked deep, coded to the beat
as walls rise the sun will fall
and night now shudders on the street
Thơ bảy chữ (Seven Word Poetry):
Stanzaic, written in quatrains.
7 words per line.
Rhymed, aaxa bbxb or xaxa xbxb etc.
Tonal harmony appears regarding the final word of the line.
Vietnamese Poetry Forms
(Vietnamese poetry is mostly tonal, something that cannot be replicated in English. I apologise for this shortcoming.)