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Koda

White dog, family pet

Tears of sadness fall

On cheeks young and old

Hearts mourn your presence

As death takes you

Leaving us to grieve

Elegy-Syllabic Verse

In Memory of Koda-a beloved family pet

#NaPoWriMo—Day 18–Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail

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Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-(English)

From: ________ To:_________

Girl barefoot with suitcase

From the Midwest prairie there arose,

A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.

Twas a simple, honest life she chose,

Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,

Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away

To the bright city lights and noisy nights,

Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,

Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.

But suddenly, one night, arose a light,

Telling her to return whence she came,

And visions of the prairie she did sight,

Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.

Once more, now barefoot, she stands

Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.

SONNET–ENGLISH:

(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 11—Prompt: write a poem of origin.

Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed

Faith

Faith alphabet art sign by LeonasDesigns
Alphabet Art ©️LeonasDesigns

Not once, in all times I’ve cried,

Coming to you broken,

In sorrow on bended knee,

Heart burdened with pain,

Not once, have You not heard.

Yet, of certain things

You’ve not replied though

In tears I ask again and again.

My heart knows as I walk

Taking steps my eyes can’t see,

That someday soon You will answer,

Fulfilling things hoped for

By this trusting soul, for

Not once, have You not heard.

Sonnet (Modern-unrhymed)

(Based on Hebrews 11:1 and 2Corinthians 5:7)

Posted in July 2018, Rhyme, Syllable Lune

Slipping Away

Fading red rose

Each day you were here

Your presence

Envoked me to cheer

But now I’m trading

Cheer away

Fragrance fading

Color growing dim

Life ebbing

Losing all your vim

I am losing you

Never more

To be within view

With a tear in my eye

My sweet rose

I bid you goodbye

Your petals I’ll keep

As they fall

Like tears I weep

Rhymed Syllable Lunes

Posted in Crown Cinquain, Dialogue, March 2018

Tears of Regret

Above,

Soft voice speaks:

“Saint, why are you crying?”

“My heart has been wounded today

I’m hurt”

I say.

“Ah, tis so I see”

Says He from high above.

“Why is your armor in your closet

Today?”

“Forgot”

I reply shamefully,

Hanging my head in woe.

“I was in a hurry and had places

To go”.

“I see”

Says He from high,

“ Your mind and body was

Unprotected from the enemy’s wiles

And so,

He had

Access to harm

You. Dear Saint always be

Aware and your armor to wear

Each day”

Crown Cinquain/Dialogue