Zag, or: Zig

My 2nd Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme

I can'ts stop writing poetry;
my pants stuck tightly to my seat.
I surely oughts go do my chores,
But vivid thoughts won't give me peace.
So, what's a simple man to do,
barraged by words the whole day through?

I can'ts stop writing poetry;
my pants stuck tightly to my seat.

Wife said it might be my chewing
gum; said I'm a sight for sore eyes:
Nose beaded with perspiration...
ass weighed down with inspiration!

Rules for Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme

  • It starts with a sestet, refrain, quatrain, refrain and quatrain;
  • It must have an uplifting subject;
  • Refrain is first two lines of poem;
  • After refrain you use center rhyme, then end rhyme, continue with refrain… etc;
  • It is an 8 syllable per line poem. No limit to stanzas but must have, at least one sestet, refrain, and quatrain.
  • Rhyme scheme:
    • Rhyme in first two lines is at left,
    • next rhyme is center in lines 3 and 4,
    • and rhyme in lines 5 and 6 is an end rhyme.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

31 thoughts on “Zag, or: Zig”

  1. I hear you brother … it’s the same situation here… 😂😂😂 ..

    We have a saying in Kannada
    “ಎಲ್ಲರ ಮನೆ ದೊಸೇನೂ ತೂತೇ”
    means “Dosa of every house has pores”
    Dosa is a South Indian snack similar to pancakes, made from fermented batter of rice and lentils .

    You can be a great poet here, but at home you are the measly husband.. 😂😂😂

      1. A poet’s path is creative and sensory and many other wonderful things, but it is not an easy one and poems can be quite demanding – rarely saying “thank you” when we bare our souls for their needs. The quiet reward is purpose and connection. 💖

  2. “barraged by words the whole day through.” That’s about right David! 😁❤️👍
    “Ass weighed down with inspiration.” 😛😛😂😂

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