WRITE NOW PROMPT FOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 – They lurched to a halt as the sound of alarms spread the ship.

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Give Your Daughters Difficult Names” by Assétou Xango: brave, soot, mine, homeland, shudders, reverence, tongue, pause, muttered, fire, ships, choke

They lurched to a halt as the sound

Of alarms spread the ship

Shuddered and choke to what they found

They’re not fully equipped

Fire! They muttered as they scurried

No homeland and they’re all worried

Fire, they muttered

Fire, they muttered

All act so brave as they hurried

They lurched to a halt as the sound

Of alarms spread the ship

Reverence so as not to drowned

Try to save the steamship

Tongue in cheek humour still there

They swear they sort out their affair

Tongue in cheek

Tongue in cheek

Save them as they say their prayer

They lurched to a halt as the sound

Of alarms spread the ship

Enough soot to start the fire round

Them not mine they chip

SOS they called for some help

Pain in their eyes as they yelp

SOS they called

SOS they called

Now the ship is covered with kelp*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

For: https://todaysauthor.com/2020/09/25/write-now-prompt-for-september-25-2020/, https://flashfictionforthepracticalpractitioner.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-2020-week-39/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2020/06/whirligig-270.html

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