Huitain

The Sunday challenge at Real Toads is to write a huitain.  It is an eight line poem with each line containing eight or ten syllables.  The rhyme scheme is: ababbcbc.  This makes it similar to the ballade.

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I keep my heart sealed in a jar;

Seal’d safely, I am free from care.

No worries I’ll leave it afar,

Never another painful tear.

With anyone I’ll never share

I won’t allow myself to love

This fake smile on my face I wear

Until I meet with God above.

 

For more information on the form or other poems written for today’s challenge, be sure to visit Real Toads.

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8 thoughts on “Huitain

  1. Maybe that heart could be opened just a bit … risk a bit of pain. The payoff might surprise. Great use of this difficult poetic form!!!

    • Teresa, I hope that there is someone who ‘the narrator’ is able to take a risk with and let her real self be known. Love isn’t always easy, but it is worth while. Peace! And love!

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