Day 13, M = Monotetra
The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4
~::~ Abused ~::~
I wondered ‘bout my destiny
To let my injured soul a’free
This wretched life I’d leave in glee
Its agony… Its agony
My days spent in uncertainty
Will night end without injury?
Alas! Again he’s drunk, ominously
Smiles evilly! Smiles evilly!
Another night of violent spree
Screaming, lashing hounds my bully
Lord! End my painful misery
Oh let me flee! Oh let me flee!
I faced my fear & enemy
Smacked his head hard with a gurney
No more shall he ever hurt me
I must hurry! I must hurry!
Escaping cage & abductee
Untouched by law, I’m worry-free
Renewing my life & sanity
At last I’m free! At last I’m free!
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