Poetry Prompts Day 14 – OctPoWriMo 2016 – Shameful

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It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair
An unused shed which they could use for their passion
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

They’ve got to sneak in there, somewhere they couldn’t share
Forgot the rest of the world and the decorum they had to shun
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair

Shameful and disgraceful they knew and was a furtive affair
Reprehensible and depraved and they both felt beaten
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

Tried to end this several times but failed to their despair
Met at a wrong time and place, a lot at stake for the action
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair

Such a shame, they were not meant to be a pair
Had they met elsewhere sometime, never barren
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

An unused shed, so disgraceful, that was their lair
Dark and humid, and they couldn’t see the sun
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

For: Poetry Prompts Day 14 – OctPoWriMo 2016

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Shattered Dreams

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Original image found on Pinterest.

I’ll take you to the moon and back, was the promise
He showed her his world and treated her like an empress
Everything was possible if we keep our heads high
Her dreams came true, she was so happy she could fly
With open mouth, she kept accepting his presents
She was in bliss and didn’t want to end these moments
Until the skeleton in his cupboard was spilled
Her dreams were shattered and unfulfilled
Everything changed, she had to step back
Back to where everything was black

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For: Picture it & Write and Wordle 233 by brenda warren

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“We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves”

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We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves
I was confused and into my own research on the matter delved
For the first time, the naked truth comes to my world
When people stalk, it made me want to hurl
When the river runs wild and the red flag is up
Inside me some clarity can start building up
I usually forgive the others but not myself
The truth is, I should be kinder to myself
And I fly with my wings to the plains
Hoping they’re all gone, the pains

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by brenda warren

For: Writing Prompt #135 and Wordle 227
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