Still Not Satisfied

Inspired by I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

Still Not Satisfied

A man once said he had a dream.

For this nation falters in stride,

every man resistant by pride.

A man held in so high esteem,

his end caused the earth to scream.

His beliefs inspire those denied,

judged by the color of their hide.

The waters still have not rolled free,

while the stream is far from mighty.

And still, he is not satisfied.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 7 DREAM. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

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Sanity’s edge

A first-time décima poet. Nailed it an amazing way. Go take a look, seriously.

Wibble

At times of loss, then it does seem
As though all flat is my being
Eyes open, yet nothing seeing;
Alone, I wander through a dream.

Crazed horizons: a mottled theme
Beckons me to sanity's edge.
A splintered mind; a driven wedge
Into reality's true heart
And at the last a distant part
Found clinging to a windswept ledge.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes: Decima Poetry Challenge #7: Dream

I’ve never tried a ‘decima‘ poem before. I’m not tremendously pleased with my effort: what do you think of it?

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‘BURN’ My – close and open – Haiku interpretation #4

when close to the sun

flesh and bone burn quick to ash

open to give life

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 7 (DREAM). This week, it’s the A rhyme spot.

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:

There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry that rhyme but in this case there is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to.
In addition each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
a
b
b
a
a
c
c
d
d
c

For this particular challenge the word DREAM must be one of the A position words. Then the other two A position/s word/s must rhyme with DREAM.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

This week is the 

A rhyme spot.

This week’s inspiration is to use

DREAM

as one of your “A” words, and meaning you use DREAM in one spot, and its rhyme in the other.

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:
RhymeZone.com,
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com.

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 posts. That’s okay with me.

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My – close and open – Haiku interpretation #3

den mother keeps close

the young when danger rumbles

open their raw eyes

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Brown and red wednesday poetry image

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My -close and open-Haiku interpretation #2

 river mouth empties

giving saline life from< fresh

part of closed circle

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

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My -close and open-Haiku interpretation #1

clouds stay closed leaving

her sprouts in a thirsty plight,

earth opens … gives life

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Open and Close.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

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