The vanity plate, Only 1, was going to have an Ode written for it. It wasn't flowing freely from my brain, so it has been changed to an Ottava Riva - with just a taste of Ode-yness!
I'm investigating Odes and their requirements. It's way more than the simple definition of praising something with some rhyming thrown in. Check this link to read a pretty good, thorough discussion about Odes here:
Ottava rima are 8 lines with an abababcc rhyme scheme, most commonly written 10-syllable lines. The form can work as a stand alone poem, or be used as connecting stanzas.
This one poured out when I changed to an Ottava Rima. No idea where it was going when I started it. But I'm pretty happy with it now. It is to be read slowly, but enthusiastically with a hint of reverence.
You are the only one I'll ever love,
The only one who fills the void inside.
You fit me like a hand fits in a glove,
The one that helps me take each day in stride
And seems to give me just the bit of shove
I need to get me ready for this ride.
Oh, coffee, freshly brewed and steaming hot,
When you are gone I'll make another pot!
by Donna JT Smith, ©2018