Triversen form:

Each stanza equals one sentence.
Each sentence/stanza breaks into 3 lines (each line is a separate phrase in the sentence).
There is a variable foot of 2-4 beats per line.
The poem as a whole should add up to 18 lines (or 6 stanzas).


Have Some Mercy

Mercy has the gift of gab,
making people feel happy,
as if they are the only one in the room.

She manages to lift
even the dullest of spirits
with just a smile and a word or two.

Her mother says it’s true,
Mercy has traversed this life
with a heart full of sympathy and love.

And luckily for us,
she shares her kindness
with everyone around her.

Her friends realize at times
that others may think her shallow
or a vain chattering creature.

They know that just some one-on-one
is what is necessary to realize that
all you need is a little Mercy.


Written for Quickly‘s prompt.


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