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    Nice poem, Yes/No, that could be developed into a song.
    I looked up the English poetry tradition, which US sureley inherited:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_poetry
    In regard to Brazilian poetry, I donīt know if it is more usual to put the accent on the last syllable or on the one before the last.
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    There are words like "ending" in English which have the accent on the syllable before the last. I like the sound of those rhymes on two syllables. I think Portuguese like English and Spanish are spoken with accented/unaccented syllables.

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    Iīll have to look it up, but I think the counting of syllables in poetry is different.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Rock the Boat, Skin the Goat

    One for Independence Day:

    There was a chap in red white and blue
    All the folks would say, well, who are you?
    I'm Uncle Sam
    That's who I am
    Doffed his hat and said, How do you do?


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    Thanks for keeping things in perspective, Jerry.
    Some people call me Maurice
    'Cos I speak of the pompatus of love

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    Wicked Thought

    In that time when a wild, evil thought
    Watched me daydreaming. Then I was caught.
    How I fought to get free!
    How it laughed wickedly
    Till a nightmare turned it into nought.

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    There once was a man named Eldore
    Who crashed a department store
    Running from his wife
    Who chased him with a knife
    When his girlfriend moved in next door.

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    Nice one, EphimTvest!

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    Night

    There once was a dark, dreary night
    That gave bloody vampires delight.
    Undead zombies would roam
    Since they lost their way home
    Which is good since they don’t act quite right.

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