The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The
poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is
as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff
I Need Someone
I need someone to hold me tight Through dark of night, Who won’t go ’way At break of day.
Someone whose love will mend the seams Of broken dreams, And give me back The trust I lack.
For love, it holds the magic key To set me free, To heal my soul And make me whole.