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NaPoWriMo April 8

April 8, 2013

napo2013buttonI chose to follow the prompt from the NaPoWriMo website today.  The suggestion was this

Because it’s the 8th, I thought we might try writing in ottava rima — an Italian form that, in English, usually takes the form of an eight-line stanza of iambic pentameter, with a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c.

Sometimes I find it helpful to write to a strict metrical form as it enforces a discipline which focuses my thinking.  My thinking needs focus as one of the symptoms of my depression is the inability to concentrate for longer than a couple of minutes.  I’m pleased I persevered with this poem as the metre gives lift and light and dynamism to the poem is in contrast to its contents.  Let me know if you like it or not.

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Good morning cheerful little pills

Your merry coats of grass and sun

That seek to sooth me of my ills;

Pour brightness in where I see none.

Protect my psyche from its chills.

You slow me on my downward run

So I have time to swerve and miss

The final call, my dark abyss.


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