The ballad is probably one of the easiest forms to write. It kind of looks like a simple song, with verses and sometimes a refrain (or chorus). It is very easy to set a ballad to music and sing it.
The ballad form lends itself well to nearly any topic, but traditionally was used for poems that told a story, usually of folk lore or legends. You can, however, write about whatever you wish.
Stanzas are four-line quatrains, rhyming abab or abcb. The first and third line of each stanza is iambic tetrameter while the second and fourth (last) line of each stanza is iambic trimeter. This means that each set of two lines is four beats and three beats.
I'm caught up in these wild dreams. From behind a cage, I see them fleeing Away.
I chase the madness, Race with a pack of Conniving wolves. I do it all in my head, While my feet still stand On the ground.
I touch the moon, Drink the sea, Climb all mountains Like Jack and Jill.
I want to make memories and laughter Like there's never been. I want to run among huge trees And chase the breath of a dying wind. I want to learn all that there is to know, See the best of our Earth as I need to grow. I want to see a humpback Whale Just once in my life, Oh! How badly I'll grasp that day. I want to see the northern sky, The aurora resting in it's lap, And maybe taste the best f*cking pie.
I want to catch each fleeting dream, Make it my own, And paint it into being. I want to shatter this cage I'm in, Stop watching these birds, Instead, flutter my wings!
My life is a book with a lot of open chapters. And for once I want to tear few pages off, But if I try to rip one page off, there are pages connected to it which are very important, So I see,every small chapter is important.