IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – MEMENTO
The MEMENTO, created by Emily Romano, is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary of some sort. It consists of two six-line stanzas as follows:
Line 1: 8 syllables
Line 2: 6 syllables
Line 3: 2 syllables
Line 4: 8 syllables
Line 5: 6 syllables
Line 6: 2 syllables
Repeat the above pattern for the second stanza.
The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.
More Information/Examples: Memento Poetry at Shadow Poetry
MARIE ELENA’S MEMENTO:
“Do This in Remembrance of Me”As oft I take the wine and bread Recall the cross for me He bore Rejoicing He’s no longer dead, The risen Christ that we Adore. How wicked is the human race How deep the hollow of Man’s fall. The Author of redeeming grace Bestows His utmost love For all.
© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
YOU’RE ONLY AS OLD AS YOU FEEL
Some days, you are full of fire,
ready for what life brings.
fanning the flames of that pyre
until those embers sing!
some days you just get a raw deal,
too much life to handle;
You’re only as old as you feel.
So blow out the candles
© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013