Girls being fearless and wild,
don't hold them back, let them be
loud, confident and silly;
strong is the new beautiful
And you judge their carefree stride
resilient yet determined;
strong is the new wonderful
You object they speak frankly,
your protests offend deeply,
don't quell the liberal voice;
strong is the new delightful
We rally forth, surely, while
all are free to disagree.
© 2020 Huma Masood
Bref double is a French poetic form. It consists of fourteen lines of three quatrains and a final couplet. Bref double has several rhyme schemes, however, all versions have 3 rhymes and 5 unrhymed lines.
4 stanzas: 3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas) and 1 couplet (or 2-line stanza)
3 rhymes: an A rhyme, B rhyme, and C rhyme
The A and B rhymes appear twice in the first 3 stanzas and once each in the couplet
The C rhyme is the final line in each of the quatrains
The poem is isosyllabic although the number of syllables may vary.