Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Prompt : Street
Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 66: (STREET) in the C rhyme line.
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QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:
- There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
- 8 syllables per line.
- There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.
Décima (8 syllables, 10 lines, rhyme pattern: abbaaccddc)
Youth wanders away to find life,
toddlers of adulthood searching
perfection without nurturing
their innocence, despite the strife.
In middle age our verbal knife
becomes a weapon on life’s street.
We rush past love — and all we meet
become the victims of our quest.
In old age we witness the best,
impaled by death’s sword of defeat.