Friday, June 8, 2012

Madness



POETRY FORM WEEK

MADNESS
(A Zeno)

I see a shadow on the wall
I cannot move
I lie
Still.
The shadow moves
Slowly
Till
It reaches me
Will it
Kill?

Note:
 A Zeno is a poem of ten lines with the syllable count 8/4/2/1/4/2/1/4/2/1
and
A rhyming scheme of a/b/c/d/e/f/d/g/h/d
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DOMINOES
(Written this time last year! See Syria looking wary!)

The Middle East is in the throes
Of toppling all the dominoes.
Some have gone and some are going,
Some reject the overthrowing.
Some potentates maintain their power
Though looking shakier by the hour.
Some put a gag on cyberspace
And subjects call that a disgrace.
Some leaders say that they'll allow
Greater fredom, but don't say how.
They omit the details, leaving out
Important things that are in doubt.
How will it end? In smiles or tears?
Change! After a thousand years!
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3 comments:

Taylor Kong Boomer said...

well done Zeno,

:)

raivenne said...

Nicely done Rinkly!

Kay said...

Very nice writing!