Ashes

Job sat in the ashes and wept

While satan ripped open his life

And he wondered if the Father slept

Job sat in the ashes and wept

While it seemed that all joy had died

Job sat in the ashes and wept

But he held to his faith through the lies

Job sat in the ashes and wept

Even wifey said curse God and die

Just cruel words from his friends inept

Job sat in the ashes and wept

In time, god’s promises were kept

Though we even now wonder why

Job sat in the ashes and wept

And often we echo his cries

A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.

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