An experiment about structure and rhyme.
AAAA rhyme scheme in all Stanzas.
First stanza lists four elements
Those elements repeat in the first line of the next four stanzas, in a set of four syllables, comma, three.
The second line of those next four stanzas is a rhetorical question.
The third line is inverse of line one; instead of 4,3 the syllable rhythm is 3,4
the final line of each of the stanzas ( still excluding the first one ) is a statement.
All lines are 7 syllables
I am stone where diamonds lie
I am grey where colors fly
The dust under golden rye
Dark clouds in a vibrant sky
My wings of stone, weight like lead
Doubt like twine, is hope a thread?
Small boy grown, his dream is dead
Here my fear stands in its stead
My smile is grey, gone and sold
Where are colors, where is gold?
The sun gone, the wind is cold
My stars and gods have grown old
My voice is dust, hard with strain
Where did effort turn to vain?
Time dulls life, both joy and pain
Today there falls a black rain
My clouds are here, storms like night
Is there still reason to fight?
The time ends, the soul takes flight
Open skies shine blue and white