There was a time when we were together
And then you err and I kept forgiving
Wasn’t a fling, everything was a blur
And you stir the situation as acting
You said to wait and I’ve waited
Like a ballad with your sweet words
By the clock as they sing, the birds
Cottage cheese curds and whey
Some people sitting by the steps
By the doorsteps on a bright day
Should I stay or fly like bluebirds?
Like some herds I’m away
Twenty past three as I look at the clock
The bird just squawk and I’m still here waiting
The hurt stings and I’m stuck like a block
We are to talk on things, lots of asking
Why couldn’t stuff remain like as they were?
When our behaviour the same to swing
When we can cling to each other and purr
Let us answer this quest without aching*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.
Meter: consistently iambic
Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable
Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.
Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.
For: Daily Picture Prompt 127, twenty-fourth day of NaPoWriMo