Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 47: (START) (letters spaced out due to spam) in the A rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (ACHE and Ease). and this Décima Challenge of START in the A rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.

 


****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments below.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 46 Poets Collected

10 Poets from last week’s challenge of K N O T and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

You will see the K N O T in this post. The purpose is, for some strange reason that word is causing my spam to fill up with various ad comments.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

 


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:   My Grandmother


http://www.engleson.ca

Vaccine Blues; A Decima (Decimated) Poem

This morn I stared at my ceiling,
didn’t feel the urge to arise,
heard the cat wail its hungry cries;
it gave me a guilty feeling.

Hanging in bed, quite appealing,
except for all my morning chores,
the cat, and sweeping a few floors,
making tea, toast, jam (apricot)
yet here I am, tied in a k n o t
got the vaccine blues: trapped indoors.


Laura Eliza Haynes:   Friends & Family


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  K n o t


MMA Storytime:   Star Chasing


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Thank You, Mr. Goldman!


Revived Writer:     Past


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   The Gordian K n o t


Ronovan Writes:   Chaotic Thoughts of Freedom


willowdot21:  K n o t



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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 46: (K N O T) (letters spaced out due to spam) in the D rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (SLIP and Time). and this Décima Challenge of K N O T in the D rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments below.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 45: (WHIRL) in the C rhyme line.

I thought Whirl would go well with the Haiku words this week of Bird and Blow.
You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (BIRD and Blow). and this Décima Challenge of WHIRL in the C rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for STEAL, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments below.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 44 Poets Collected

15 Poets from last week’s challenge of STEAL and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

NEW TO US THIS WEEK:

Laura Eliza Haynes: Regret Décima

Ruth Blogs Here: Capitol Offence

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

 


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:   The Devil Is Defeated


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:    Happy Valentine’s Day


http://www.engleson.ca

How T—-‘s Mob Believed All His Lies and Fomented His Insurrection

From where I sit, my sinecure,
my respect for the Public Weal,
the rabid call to stop the steal,
was a sad coward’s last-ditch lure.

The antithesis of mature,
he stood before his acolytes,
accused foes of egregious slights,
and, indifferent to their fate,
counseled his mob to storm the gate
and overthrow fair voting rights.


Laura Eliza Haynes: Regret Décima


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Steal – Décima – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:   Positive Seeds


Mindfills:  Deeper


MMA Storytime:   The Robbery


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Wishful Thinking


Revived Writer:     Joy Not Stolen


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  Stolen


Ronovan Writes:  Media Gold


Ruth Blogs Here: Capitol Offence


The Indie She:    https://indishe.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-44-steal-in-the-b-rhyme-line/


willowdot21:   Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 44: (STEAL) in the B rhyme line. | willowdot21



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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 44: (STEAL) in the B rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (BITE and Teeth). and this Décima Challenge of STEAL in the B rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for SPRING, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments below.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 43 Poets Collected

10 Poets from last week’s challenge of SPRING and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:  A Spring to Forget


http://www.engleson.ca

On the Passing of My Friend, Charan Gill

I think of that time as our spring,
some of us with a wealth of years,
others with knowledge in arrears,
yet each with compassion to bring.

A work unit on the upswing,
those too few days of comradeship,
shared goals, gone at too fast a clip,
and now with the passing of one
of us, that time again undone,
we watch another moment slip.


Bob Fairfield: The Rites of May in the Minds of Faerie Folk


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Spring – Décima – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Indie She:   https://indishe.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-43-spring-in-the-a-rhyme-line/


MMA Storytime:   Leave Emotion Out of It


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Universal Spring


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   https://arthurrichardson.org/2021/02/04/spring/


Toward the Within: Poetry | RonovanWrites Decima #Poetry Challenge #43 Spring in the A line – Toward the within…


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 43: (SPRING) in the A rhyme line. | willowdot21



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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 43: (SPRING) in the A rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (BARE and Full). and this Décima Challenge of SPRING in the A rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for CARE, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 342 Poets Collected

14 Poets from last week’s challenge of CARE and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:  The Couple


http://www.engleson.ca

Deep Winter Despair

This may be where I take my stand,
this late January morning.
Sad thoughts rising, the transforming
virus spreading throughout the land.

Yes, Covid-19, you expand
your reach, our touch, your air, our breath,
your drilling into our soul’s depth.
We are masked pawns. You do not care
a whit for you are everywhere
and we are left with loss, with death


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  Care – Décima – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Care – (Weekly Decima Prompt #42) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills:   https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/to-believe-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:   No Care In the Cage


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Symphony of Love #Decima #Poem | Mystical Strings


Revived Writer:     Careful! | revivedwriter


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   https://arthurrichardson.org/2021/01/28/leisure/


Ronovan Writes:  NEVER GIVE UP – A poem. | ronovanwrites


The Tenth Zodiac |  Nima:   Wild Love – The_tenth_zodiac


Toward the Within:   Poetry | Wantin’ Only (Yourself) – Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge – Toward the within…


Two On A Rant::

Décima
She had loved once, innocence lost,
betrayed by his civility,
a man with an agility,
to throw her away without cost.

Outside window covered by frost,
mirrored the emotions inside
a woman unable to hide
her rapidly growing despair…
his child, abandoned without care,
two lives destroyed to save his pride.

Haiku
Hardships test our love,
Through the chill autumn season
into winter’s arms.


willowdot21:   Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 42: (CARE) in the D rhyme line. | willowdot21



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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 42: (CARE) in the D rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (ROUGH and Season). and this Décima Challenge of CARE in the D rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for SHIMMER, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 41 Poets Collected

13 Poets from last week’s challenge of SHIMMER and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

NEW POETS THIS WEEK

SHIFTNSHAKE | D. AVERY:  Sojurn

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image

 


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:  A Sad Changing Of the Guard


EMOTIONS | The Ex Introvert:  Wake up – The child in you


http://www.engleson.ca

Inauguration Day-A Poem by a Middle Class, Elderly Canadian Socialist (or, Maybe, a Social Democrat in a Pinch)

Even here, in the cloud-gray dawn,
ferry bound, prawn boat scooting by,
Earth seems lighter, even the sky,
dark as it is, knows that he’s gone.

And, in his stead, we venture on,
Hopeful, in the new day’s glimmer,
New? Old? Safe! Not that flimflammer.
And though flawed, like sensible shoes,
footwear to trust, Joe’s paid his dues.
Our eyes shine in the sweet shimmer.


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Shimmer


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Shimmer


MMA Storytime:   It Factor


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Lighthouse


Revived Writer:     Desert Greenery


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  Seasonal


SHIFTNSHAKE | D. AVERY:  Sojurn


The Tenth Zodiac |  Nima: Suppressed Words


Two On A Rant: Cycle of Life


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 41: (SHIMMER) in the C rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (FROST and Glint). and this Décima Challenge of SHIMMER in the C rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for FLOAT, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 40 Poets Collected

11 Poets from last week’s challenge of FLOAT and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

Here are 3 I thought were standouts for various reasons, those being reasons my strange my caught mid-flight.

But I Smile Anyway… | Ritu Bhathal – A nice poem, but mainly visit her for some moral support. Read her reason behind the poem below her poem. Wow. Very nice Christmas gift. Sarcasm dripping from every letter of that. It is called The Covid Gift after all.

Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson – Of course, I like the poem but her layout for it was very nice and stands out. Perfectly done for a holiday theme.

Bill Engleson – Always a good poem no matter the style, but a very apropos one for all of us this week. (Really, I just wanted a reason to use the word apropos.)

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:  The Raft


http://www.engleson.ca

T….: a Canuck’s Response Midway thru January 13th

Impeached or not, he’s bound to go,
The final bell, the College vote.
He’s now at sea, can barely float
much more than “save the Alamo.”

We see the gulf, the rancour grow,
positions weighted by the yoke
of rhetoric as blurred as smoke.
He is a dismal, thoughtless force.
And though we trust he’s run his course,
a future run should be revoked.


Bob Fairfield:  Abridged


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Float – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Float – (Weekly Decima Prompt) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


MMA Storytime:   A Star In the Making


Mystical Strings |  Dr. Crystal Grimes:    Lifeboat


Revived Writer:     Learning to Sail


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-40-float-in-the-b-rhyme-line/


The Tenth Zenith | Nima Mohan:   Quote on Love


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 40: (FLOAT) in the B rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (RELEASE and Simple). and this Décima Challenge of FLOAT in the B rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for CONTRAST, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 39 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of CONTRAST and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

 

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


Don’t Forget the Half | CSNelson:   Boy Bye!


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:   Looking Back


http://www.engleson.ca

Yes, The Poem is Called January 6th, 2021

Here we sit, a ruling at last,
An electoral finale day.
There are no more dragons to slay.
He is now a voice from the past.

Still, he will scream, rant and contrast
his fantasy with all that’s real,
chant he won, cry “the big steal”
berate, bamboozle, and bellow,
blame the stars, the other fellow,
as we await Biden’s New Deal.

Part 2: Yes, The Poem is Called January 6th, 2021 Later in the Day

In seconds, chaos moves in fast,
a fevered Trump-fuelled riot,
Democracy, once sound, quiet,
and this disgrace, such a contrast.

Trump is an actor so miscast,
a grim presidential eyesore
at best, at worst a rotting core,
a gash on America’s heart.
We watch civility depart
and inch closer to civil war.


Bob Fairfield:  A Ray of Hope


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  Contrast – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


Laurie McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:   Contrast – (Weekly Decima Prompt #) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


MMA Storytime:   A Stark Contrast


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  The Dream


Ronovan Writes:  The World Watches


Stine Writing:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line. – Stine Writing


Two on a Rant:  Ronovan Writes Décima & Haiku poetry challenge : | Two on a Rant


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (CHILD and Grow). and this Décima Challenge of CONTRAST in the A rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for BASH, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 38 Poets Collected

10 Poets from last week’s challenge of BASH and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

 

 

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:   Good~Bye 2020


http://www.engleson.ca

The Dark Dawn

The storm inside me seeks the light,
whilst mornings clouds sink to the sea,
And there, within the dark of me,
I huddle in the cold of night.

As 2020 leaves stage right,
Its lines fumbled, no final bow
No gracious words can we allow
This ingenue who entered brash,
bold, and succumbs, no year end bash,
leaving us to wonder: what now?


Bob Fairfield:  The Boxer’s Tale


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:    Spiny Orb Weaver


Like Mercury Colliding | Kat Myrman:   our heroes


MMA Storytime:   Career Day


Revived Writer:     https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/2020/12/31/6147/


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:   Abashed


Ronovan Writes:    The Final Countdown


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 38: (BASH) in the D rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (BOUND and Sway). and this Décima Challenge of BASH in the D rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for STAR, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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Décima Challenge 37 Poets Collected

10 Poets and 1 NEW POET from last week’s challenge of STAR and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

It having been the week of Christmas, it should not be a surprise that some of our poems shared a theme this week, as was somewhat intended. However, the variety of how they were done was nice. And there were others who threw in a twist when you thought they were going one way then swerved at the end.

Please be sure to visit everyone at least once if you haven’t already. More variety than I thought would happen this week with the prompt word being Gift.

The Periodic Writer | Paving An Opinion:  Christmas Stars  NEW POET!

Decima Challenge Poets Collected Image


But I Smile Anyway… | Ritu Bhathal:   My Star


Charmed Chaos |Linda Lee Lyberg:  Twilight’s Soft Fade


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO | Larry Trasciatti:   Insomnia


http://www.engleson.ca

The Most Powerful ____ in the World

As one observes his final days,
golf, the pardons, the disregard
for the poor, this lowly bard
seeks to upbraid his venal ways.

He is a man who feeds on praise,
who only sees his raging star,
starved for air, a voracious scar,
an entity bereft of heart,
who will not graciously depart,
for he is king, the chosen Tsar.


Frank Hubney | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Star


MMA Storytime:   Star Power


Mystical Strings | Dr. Crystal Grimes :   Be the Spark


The Periodic Writer | Paving An Opinion:  Christmas Stars  NEW POET!


Revived Writer:     Reaching for Stars


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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 37: (STAR) in the C rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (OPEN and Solace). and this Décima Challenge of STAR in the C rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
  • For last week’s Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for GIFT, click HERE for all their links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

****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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.

Or

THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:

  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

THE CHALLENGE PART:

  1. The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines given (in the post heading), either A, B, C, or D. Let’s say for an EXAMPLE we use the word (STABLE) in the D line. ALWAYS DEFER TO THE WORD AND RHYME LINE IN THE POST HEADING. Sometimes I might miss changing those spots in the challenge post.
  2. The other rhyme line(s) should rhyme with the given word (STABLE). Then the other (D) line should rhyme. Words such as Able, Cable, and Fable.
  3. Once you complete your poem pingback and/or copy/paste your post link into the comments blow.

Our Youth Need…

The young have not been so lucky,
their world defined by death and rage,
We had freedom, they have a cage,
locked up safe from the dying spree.

The fool and wisdom disagree,
on how to save democracy.
Our youth drown in hypocrisy,
as blue label fights red label.
They need foundations firm…stable,
with no games of bureaucracy.


If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

 

ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR POEM PINGBACK AND/OR COPY/PASTE YOUR LINK INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  • That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem.
  • You can also put the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.
  • Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Sites to help:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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