~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Wrapped Refrain ~::~

Day 23, W = Wrapped Refrain

The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or looselyjoined) together for the title of the poem.

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~::~ Broken Dreams ~::~

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Staggering through, dark silent nights

Persisting ‘til fate reunites

Trundling low with my broken dreams

My heart echoes my muted screams

Biding time awaiting amorous rendezvous

Many decades I’ve transpired whilst staggering through

 

I’ve walked alone, through pale moonlights

Enduring fate’s unrighteous smites

Existence bursting at its seams

I trudge along till hope redeems

In wilds I loiter until Destiny atones

Through these pallid gossamer paths, I’ve walked alone

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I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Picture Courtesy –  Josephine

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~::~ Midnight Wanderer ~::~

This time it took me 3 days to complete this poem 😥

But I’m glad that i completed it.. I started off with an abstract genre and somewhere down the line a story just creeped in! 🙄

~::~ Midnight Wanderer ~::~

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Night subdued

Moonlight’s cue

The silence expelled

Like an Angel’s Spell

He lost track of time

In her voice sublime

Like the science of chemistry

He fell in love helplessly

But fate’s act of smite

On this saintly night

His destiny withheld

Until wrestling heart bled

All love lost

And loneliness accosts

With overflowing memories

Yet heart’s empty!

Like a crack in the mirror

Life changed forever

Like sinking pebbles in lake

Near existence filled his wake

And now like the breeze

He wanders among trees!

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I hope liked it, please write in your comments and feedback!

This is for the Sunday Word Whirl prompt :

Wordle 199  – 199_wordler

I hope i did some justice to the prompt! 😳

~::~ Rhymed In Love ~::~

~::~ Rhymed In Love ~::~

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I looked for you in crowded faces

I looked high and low in myriad places

Wondering where I could find you

And wash away my earthly blues

 

I sit here waiting for the One to love

Awaiting an interlude by heavens above

Anticipating the advent of a soul mate

At the touch of whom my heart’s at pace

 

Oh love! I search, I search for thee

A love that makes me more me

The love that inspired me to rhyme

A love that would last for a lifetime

 

A verse in rhyme I write for you

A verse I dream in love-laced hues

A verse so real, of love surreal

A verse, with my feelings concealed

 

I pine for you and words just flow

I sit writing poems, my face aglow

I write a poem, love poems for thee

Where art thou, come set my heart free!

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Written for Dverse Poet Prompt  – to write on what prompted/inspired you to take to poetry.

For me it was Love and the search for the one true love! 🙂 The dreams of which and lack of which inspired me to write many a blissful/mushy/sad poems of love. I hope I have justified the prompt as well as my inspiration – Love!!

~::~ Monochrome Skies ~::~

 

~::~ Monochrome Skies ~::~

Faintly appeared mellow mars

Glowing amidst twinkling stars

Ginormous moon rising afar

Glimmering like a nightly czar

I sat there ‘neath monochrome sky

Overlooking centuries pass by

Awaiting a desire to be fulfilled

Feeble hope continues instilled

As glorious waxing moon builds

Blurry future that I have willed

Burst out in spasms of cry

Whilst the universe laughs wry

Yet again, dusk passes spry

Desires left unfulfilled & dry

My fate that has been led awry

Deprived of any reply

I sat there ‘neath monochrome sky

Overlooking centuries pass by

 

~::~ Unethical Appeal ~::~

~::~ Unethical Appeal ~::~

Walking down untrodden lanes

Breaking free from worldly chains

Wandering by deep-dark woods              

Deciduous- casting shadowy hoods

Butterflies flutter, buds bloom

Darkness befalls, mind’s a’gloom

Wondering when- veil shall lift

I schlep along the stream adrift

Pondering thoughts clouds vision

Searching for colorful horizons

A neverland, mystical yet real

Beautiful & pure, unethical appeal

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~::~ Lost September Love ~::~

~::~ Lost September Love ~::~

Twilight hour rung athwart the earth

Darkness spread, sunlight in dearth

She crept up along the wilderness

Stealthily, adorned in her black dress

Awaiting his arrival yet another night

Quickened paces, emotions tight

Sauntered pass the bereft trees

Sensing beyond what the eye sees

Beads on her brow, this warm September

A year back right here, would he remember?

Their mellow love inscribed across valley

Scented flowers, dewy grass- their ally

Ah! That sweet september love

When sparks flew o’er heathery alcove

Moments etched pure in her every pore

He left as she yearned for more

Alas! The night lost forever

Left unto faith to tether

Hours of tonight, passed in eerie silence

Nocturnal friends awaited, anxiety intense

In the wake of the moon shining bright

Sitting by the rock, she wept in quiet

Another night ends, another defeat

Amplified wait for next meet

Crestfallen she trudged, forlorn

As arose Sun, embarking new dawn

A wait so long, lasting eternity

Until togetherness sets her free

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~::~ Hopes Affray ~::~

~::~ Hopes Affray ~::~ 

Fog unfurls, diurnal draws close

My soul awakens, dawn of night

Feeble stars arise at twilight

 

Many years, I have lain to doze

Awaiting influx yet today

Advents deceive, to my dismay

 

Standing there with a blood red rose

Patience ruffle and surrender

Hopes affray, emotions tender

 

Destiny belies, as life slows

Worthlessness slyly raises head

I recline, again on death-bed

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Constanza

The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas.  Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

 

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.