I had the oddest feeling of apprehension as I entered the ghost train

Photo courtesy of Phyllis Moore

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Art and Life” by Henry Taylor: snack, board, stepladder, using, adjusting, stepping, thing, back, room, luck, change, red

I had the oddest feeling, as I was stepping

Apprehension as I entered the ghost train

In the back room, full of doom

Adjusting my neck as it was strain

As I was on board, I know I wasn’t bored

There was a stepladder

In the middle of the aisle, that was there for a while

Question that has no answer

We passed by an old oak tree, as tall as we could see

The thing was, it changed

The leaves from green to red, as they spread

Somehow so estranged

And for my snack, I had a luck

Using my magic

Turned the sleet, into a treat

That’s not so tragic*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The Triquatrain form was created by Robert L. Huntsman. It is a quatrain poem in tri-rhyme with a specific rhyming pattern (see below). Lines 1 and 3 have internal rhyme whereas lines 2 and 4 do not.

Rhyme Pattern:

(a,a)
b
(c,c)
b

(d,d)
e
(f,f)
e

(g,g)
h
(i,i)
h

. . . and so on.

The groupings in the parenthesis are on one line separated by a comma. This poem can be of any length or subject and do not require perfect meter.

For: https://sundayphotofiction.com/2020/09/06/sunday-photo-fiction-sep-6-2020/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/sunday-writing-prompt-6th-september-choosing-your-context/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2020/09/whirligig-282.html

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