Plain verse - iambic
Just like the heart the mouth brings flow –
a stream of life and beats to love.
Just like the heart the mouth will give
the body strength for it to live.
The wise one will let wisdom rule.
The folly entertains the fool.
The pure by heart will have joy.
The dirty one will just destroy.
The days will all be evil for
the one to be whose heart is sad.
The days will all be lovely for
the one to be whose heart is glad.
The lines of what I call the plain verse may have different number of foots and there might be different number of lines in the verse, but the lines are uniform with each other and so are the verses. This poem of mine is four footed, so it is called a tetrameter, and the verses are of four lines, so the verses are called quatrains. In poetry, the plain verse is maybe the most common form. The plain verse is nice to learn in the beginning when learning to write poetry, since writing plain verses is not that difficult.
The metre in this poem is iambic, which means an unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed.
The message of this poem is taken from the Proverbs in the Bible. So the poem is an allusion.