Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PAD Day 23

Today's prompts are another good fit: (1) Write a love and/or "anti-love" poem, and (2) write a triolet.  A triolet is a formal poem of French origin consisting of eight lines in iambic tetrameter (eight syllables, for beats) with a rhyme scheme of ABaAabAB, where the capitals are repeated lines (though they can have minor variations to make things more interesting).  I've done a few of these, and some have even been about love, but what the heck, why not do another?  This one anticipates a big event for me that's less than three months away.


We've kept this up for forty years;
we must be doing something right.
We've breezed through laughter, slogged through tears,
and kept it up for forty years.
Another lap, we pass to cheers,
we've run the race, we've fought the fight
and kept it up.  For forty years
we must be doing something, right?

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