~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Monotetra ~::~

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.

Stanza Structure:
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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4 thoughts on “~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Monotetra ~::~

    • you can study poetry if you’re interested, there are many literary courses including creative writing that are available even online! I did not learn poetry I just came to it naturally!

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