A ‘Diablo’ poem
Children's laughter rings from the street Spring's much absorbed by summer's heat Innocence lies I feel myself betrayed by youth A father's love can't shade the truth Although it tries Eyes open, I know love deceives Sure as the rainbows of the leaves Sly sin of fate's With passing years, I autumn more Having accepted what's in store My winter waits
- A poem of two, six-line, iambic stanzas.
- Each stanza:
- Lines 1,2,4 and 5, iambic tetrameter with rhymes at syllables 6 and 8.
- Lines 3 and 6, iambic dimeter with rhymes at syllables 2 and 4.
- Rhyme scheme:
W3 poetry prompt
This ‘Diablo’ poem was written for Steven S. Wallace’s W3 poetry prompt this week, which is to read Emily Dickinson’s ‘Superiority to Fate’ and then write a poem!
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44 thoughts on “Innocence lies, or: Winter waits”
Wonderful poem. A new form of poetry? Never heard of it.
💚🙏🏻 Indira 🙏🏻💚 ~ neither had I until very recently!
Really but you wrote so beautifully.
😊 Indira 😊 ~ you are sweet; thanks!
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You should be proud of this poem. It’s stunning!! I like the message of change and how life progresses… and we can’t stop it. “With passing years, I autumn more
Having accepted what’s in store My winter waits…” This resonates with me!! 💜
🖤🙏🏻 Colleen 🙏🏻🖤
😻 thanks, Dolly 😻
My pleasure, David.
Wow. A very complex form. You did it justice.
💘🙏🏻 Jude 🙏🏻💘