O is for Octameter


Octameter, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each. Each line has a syllable count of 5. The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d.

Photo by Sue Vincent

Which way do we go?
This way to freedom
Over there is hard
That way is easy
Will you follow me?
Don’t feel uneasy
When I go away
Coming back weekly

With all these choices
Can’t make up my mind
Has to be on guard
Hearing some voices
Here and faraway
Thought it was Joyce’s
I’m feeling queasy
It was so breezy

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

For: Thursday photo prompt: Decisions #writephoto,  O is for your Oscar Speech (#AtoZChallene)


  1. Wow, a tricky one! Had to read it twice at least (well, maybe 4 times!) before understanding the rythm ;)) I’m very bad in poetry… but I learn a lot here on your blog!


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