Monday, April 5, 2010

National Poetry Month, Day 5

All right then, yes, I am an old woman and a long-time of course we have to do some things that are classical poetic exercises. So.. your prompt today. Pick an ADJECTIVE, and use it as your title. Form...the classic sonnet. Fourteen lines, iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg. Use your adjective at least once in the body of your poem. Have fun!


It takes a lot of courage to be strange.
No one has ever tried who couldn't see
The unexpected challenges the range
Of deviant behaviours might set free,

The many ways not living by the norm
Might point you out too clearly to the mob
Of those who live their lives in standard form
And think your forced compliance is their job.

So, creeping on the fringes of your own
Uncommon life, you yet begin to see
A certain kind of beauty, all your own,
In shattering of custom. It could be

The most important thing you'll ever do.
To live your life as no one else but you.

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