According to Shadowpoetry.com, ” A Jeffreys Sonnet has 8 syllables per line. And includes 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.
Your eyes they glare, mud pupils flared;
Furry ears edged with white-grey hair.
What do you see with such dauntless —
Eyes peering, shifting; are we gone?
Your sleek body quivers; pondering —
Us, odd strangers — hairless, jaunty.
Are we to be feared as we taunt?
Clueless kids tapping glass, so brash.
Mama Koala bear, have you sass?
Energy to climb from your branch?
For we can’t hear your tired moans,
Your yearning for forest’s of Home.
Would you leap, run, given the chance?
Or, would you clutch your tree in stance?
Hugging your young, a mother’s dance.
Yet, in paces your claws advance;
Higher than we below would chance.
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