By THLaird Colyne Stewart, March AS 50 (2016)
My love is always by my side,
And keeps me safe from grev’ous harm.
Her dress displays my mark of pride,
Her stately shape shows off her charm,
Forever is she on my arm.
All who see her know she’s mine:
My mark, my love, the outward sign.
Her strength ensures I never yield
And never have to bend my spine.
I love you so, my glor’ous shield.
Written as a dizain, a French poetic form from the 15th and 16th century, employing a stanza of 10-lines, using eight or ten syllables to the line, and having a specific rhyming pattern.