I’m coming…

I’m coming to see you with bated breath

That could be a lie for you and for me death

Some signs revealing what we don’t hope

That now things dropping down the slope

My heart’s thumping, I called my friend Beth

Greek mythology including the Styx and Lethe

As rivers in the underworld causing awful death

Such a pity if we snarl and all these things scope

I’m coming

Come what may, waiting with guarded breath

With humble pie and flowers enwreathe

With shouting and crying like a daily soap

Awkwardly balancing myself in a tightrope

Hoping it’s not like the dance of death

I’m coming*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

*A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).

For: https://nortinaswriting.com/2022/11/15/morning-inspiration-writing-prompt-no-116/, https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2022/10/16/wordle-574/

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