Posted in May 2019, Nonet, Reverse Nonet

Can Do

Original photo of my grand-daughter Victoria,in her “Can Do” T-shirt
©️VNM2019

God Created You For A Good Purpose

You Are Special To God

Remember That You Do Matter

Flee Negativity

Believe in Yourself

Never Give Up

Always Try

You Can

Do

You

Can Do

If You Try

Never Give Up

Positivity

Is The Key To Success

Remember That You Do Matter

You Are Special To God

He Created You For A Good Purpose

Nonet and Reverse Nonet

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Posted in May 2019, Triolet

Standing on The Rock

Bird standing on rocks

I will never give up or in

Though the way is hard and long

Through fortitude I’ll win

I will never give up or in

I have Christ’s power within

To help me stay strong

I will never give up or in

Though the way is hard and long

Triolet

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Hold On Tight

Girl hanging on to dandelion blowing in the wind

Dont let your dreams slip away

And fall through the cracks of life

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Look at each day with new eyes

Keep your future plans alive

Dont let your dreams slip away

There’ll always be imperfections

Trying to crush dreams until they crumble

And fall through the cracks of life

So if you stumble and fall, rise up

Begin again, grasp your dreams

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Cascade

#OctPoWriMo Day 11

Falling Through The Cracks

Suggested poetry form: Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

Word Prompts:

unexpected, imperfection, slipping,

with new eyes, begin again

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

Have You Ever?

Sailing ship on calm water

Have you ever been told “No!”

Stopped when you wanted to go

Denied passage within

Rejected for the color of your skin

Refuted for something you’ve said

Sought friendship but were scorned instead

Vetoed for taking a stand

Mocked for the goals you’ve planned

Nothing but bills in the mail

Everything you try seems to fail

You’re not alone my friend

I’ve gone round and round that bend

Someday our ships will come in

Someday it’ll be our turn to win!

Rhyme

“Never, Ever, Give Up!”

#OctPoWriMo Day 5

Prompts:

Denied, Refuted, Rejected, Spurned, Vetoed