Q is for Quatrain

A quatrain is four lines of verse.


There is no required rhyme scheme or syllable count to qualify as a quatrain…but I can’t help myself so I’m going with a rhymed quatrain of eight syllables per line. I ‘m thinking this can be nice and compact in structure. Let’s see what I come up with.

A Better Father’s Son

Almost forty nine odd plus one
Half a life in the sod gone done
Yet still seeking more wisdom
To be a better father’s son.

Almost forty nine odd plus one
It’s time to be a better father’s son
To forgive what’s long gone
Before I’m in the sod and done.

I’d like to say that flowed like melted butter but I spent a couple hours writing and rewriting this. I’m not sure it’s done. I feel like there should be two more stanzas to complete the structure, but I keep erasing every additional line I write. So I’m stopping out of exhaustion and this will have to be good enough.

“Q” in Zapfino Typeface
Zapfino “Q” Found Pattern

Be well,


  1. That’s great. I just wish you would write more happy poems for a few days.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I think you will enjoy R coming out next. It’s more along the line of my silly poetry from last year.

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  2. murisopsis says:

    This is a poem that so many can relate to – we all wish we were better parents to our children and were better children to our parents… it is the way of the world. Bravo!!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I’m glad this resonated. Thank you.


  3. Like the ‘Q’ pattern!

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