from across the wave I spot a grey fin
my life flashed as fear felt vile in my mouth
will I be ok, as he brushes my skin
dread claws with a cool sensation down south
is my life about to come to an end
mauled all alone in this wondrous blue sea
or can I muster courage to defend
so unfair, this is not how it should be
then a dolphin backflips laughing at me
The novelinee is a nine line stanza written in 10 syllable lines with alternate stresses: with a rhyme sequence of a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,d.
Doubt I got the alternate stresses right but why let rules get in the way of a fun poem!
Things are seldom as bad as they seem …