Ronovan Writes poetry challenge : Decima

Ronovan has a new challenge today, so I’m trying it out for size.

The Traditional Décima Poem:

Décima poetry is a 10 line stanza with 8 syllables per line. The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc. Using the 10 lines there are generally two ways to organize: The 10 lines, or breaking the 10 lines into two stanzas using abba/accddc

In case you’re wondering — I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.


Beware examples children learn

while watching parents every day,

the attitudes we do display,

will teach their minds how to discern.


The seeds we plant within them turn,

to love, to hate, to chase the fight,

or search the heavens for their light,

increase their bonds or forge their chains.

Be mindful of their joys and pains,

they are the mirror of your sight.