Ask not why, but what you can do to change it.
Know child, don't hide: failure to face the darkness
Only incites it.
The explanation of this form is going to be longer than the verse I wrote. It was definitely a challenge and I did not know where I would go from whence I started. Napowrimo.net's (optional) prompt for today is to compose a poem in Sapphics. These are quatrains whose first three lines have eleven syllables, and the fourth, just five. There is also a very strict meter that alternates trochees (a two-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed, and the second unstressed) and dactyls (a three-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed and the remainder unstressed). The first three lines consist of two trochees, a dactyl, and two more trochees. The fourth line is a dactyl, followed by a trochee.