Thwart – Daily Prompt

a criminal stealing my heart
I thought I could be smart to thwart
breaking to the core of my soul
surprisingly you’ve made me whole
you’ve made me do things like a mole
being with you that is my role
without you, life is a big hole
obsessed with you from head to sole
like a criminal, you’re smart
can’t be caught for stealing my heart*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* The Duo-rhyme, a poetic form created by Mary L. Ports, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate monorhyme scheme.

Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic) Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a and 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a


For: Thwart, Day Eight



  1. This poem is brilliant! I know I’ve commented on this before, but I just came across it again, and I really love the detail with which you’ve described the obsession of love. The last couplet in particular is incredible: “like a criminal, you’re smart… can’t be caught for stealing my heart”. What a beautiful way to describe love!

    The form of the ‘Duo-rhyme’ seemed so enchanting and I decided to give it a go. I was wondering if you would look over it and leave me some tips on how to improve. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

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