Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 2 (Hope)

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem. If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Here is the quick description of a Décima:
10 lines of poetry
8 syllables per line.
This is a rhyming poem with the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.

This week’s inspiration is to use


as one of your “A” words, meaning all “A” words must rhyme with HOPE.


If you are having a bit of trouble with this prompt, just write whatever you are inspired to do as long as it is a Décima.

Tools you might need to write the poem are:,

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put a link, Ping Back, of this challenge in your post, to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate., but this is not a must to join in.

If you choose to put the link in your post, this is a Ping Back. Click HERE to find out how to do a Ping Back, if you have never done one before. Basically, any time you click on a link in an article or post, that’s a Ping Back.

Please share this post on your Social Media, such as Twitter or FB. As with the Ping Back, this is not a requirement. Reblogging is great as well.

Some people also like to copy the challenge image into their post. That’s okay with me.


18 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 2 (Hope)

    • You need to use Hope as one of the A words and then the other A words need to rhyme with Hope. I’ll try to make the post more direct. There are probably others that might wonder the same thing. Thanks for asking.

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        • Cool. The real point is to have people write a poem with the rhyming pattern, even if not exactly with how I wanted the post to actually convey. I really got to get that right next time. 🙂


    • 🙂 It took me around three days to do my first one. Now it’s a little easier…two days and a few hours. Not kidding. Okay, maybe I’m joking a bit. It depends on if you are working on a serious one or a joking one. The one about democracy was a bit easier.


      • I will try doing a few, but I will have to wait.Last week I fell and broke a couple of ribs (yes, I am that big of a klutz) and it’s hard to focus. Due to the Covid 19 worries I did not want to go near a hospital and the message I left my doctor for pain medicine went unanswered.


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