Place Your Bet (A Treochair Poem)

children play
peacefully in local park
while parents plot and parlay

bedtimes set
strictly speaking, rules apply
though few agree, place your bet

parents lose
laughter ensues, lines are drawn
in toy lines as kids refuse


How to write a treochair (according to Writer’s Digest):

  • Variable number of tercets (or three-line stanzas)
  • Three syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and seven in the third
  • The first line rhymes with the third
  • Treochairs employ a lot of alliteration
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