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Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -156


Dream Not Sweet Sixteen..(Trijan Refrain)

The Trijan Refrain is:
stanzaic, written in any number of 9-line stanzas (3 are recommended) .
syllabic,8-6-8-6-8-8-4-4-8.
rhymed, AbabccDDc AeaeffGGf AhahiiJJi
composed with a refrain within the stanza, the first 4 syllables of L5 are repeated as a refrain in L7 and L8.
written a refrain between stanzas, L1 of the first stanza repeated as L1 of each subsequent stanza.
There is a variation in which L1 is not repeated in the subsequent stanzas, in that scenario the rhyme scheme is ababccDDc efefggHHg ijijkkLLk.


Dream Not Sweet Sixteen..


Dream not sweet sixteen, just dream not
Earth is of hidden pits
Love is blind and these pits- knows not
Beware of pits and hits
You are too young, yet to learn more
Fall and pain- to ignore and soar
You are too young
You are too young
Love is of hurdles-trip not more


Dream not sweet sixteen, just dream not
But I know you will dream
And having fallen in love sought
Be watchful not to scream
What shall I say than 'be watchful'
But I know you won't be watchful
What shall I say
What shall I say
Beware before it goes vengeful


Dream not sweet sixteen, just dream not
Oh, I know you can't dream
As fallen love will help you not
Should have thought before dream
Folly- your fate, spoilt- your life lo
Look, how the satan escapes- so
Folly- your fate
Folly- your fate
But no pity- rise, fight to grow

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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