Strumming the story of my life

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Strumming the story of my life

Each note touching my heart and soul

Like cutting my heart with a knife

From a stranger who knows me whole

 

Quietly I plead him to stop

Looks at me and tries to console

An old oak tree as a backdrop

From a stranger who knows me whole

 

And so he carries on playing

Like he’s reading my life in scroll

How he knew that, I keep asking

From a stranger who knows me whole

 

Strumming the story of my life

From a stranger who knows me whole*

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

* A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:

AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

 

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #07

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