Prairie Dreams

Ronovan’s Décima Poetry Challenge #10 “Sense” In D rhyme spot
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In prairie dreams skies look bluer
The white clouds drift and fade away.
Day is calling from the doorway,
With a promise of adventure.

In the distance rests my future,
Beyond dark worries of the night.
Dreams are calling from bright sunlight,
Past the shadows, beyond the fence.
Chasing dreams only I can sense
With arms outstretched, my soul takes flight!

                                               ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/17/decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-sense/

 

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc. The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge 6/15/2020

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 310 – Share / Voice

By a shallow pond
Bullfrog suitors find their voice
-Share their springtime song

                                                      ©2020 cj holm
https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/15/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-310-sharevoice/

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Greatest Of All

I’m finding Décima Poetry offers a platform to voice rants and outrage as well as thoughts of hope and love.

Here is an example of my latest Décima Poetry Rant
 

Early morn manic excreting
Ludicrous rants of angry souls.
His twisted facts and twisted goals
Are his subjects of vile tweeting.

Race baiting’s the point of greeting
As he seeks to divide us all
He’s desperate to avoid a fall.
When leadership lacks restriction
And words nothing more than fiction
His failings are greatest of all!

                                             ©2020 cj holm

Anger Drives The Hot Flames Around

Décima Poetry Challenge

The “Décima” is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables. The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. You can break the stanza up in abba/accddc.

Ronovan’s challenge is to put “Next” or its synonym In the B rhyme spot
I chose Next=Then

 

After the riot smoke blocks the sun
City in shambles, questions then.
What causes this, time and again?
We search for answers, there are none!

Crowd seeks justice for everyone
Questions are asked but nothing’s found
Lost hope’s a feeling that’s profound.
Standing on rubble filled with pain
Mob seeks a villain – hate remains
Anger drives the hot flames around

                                      ©2020 cj holm

 

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/10/decima-poetry-prompt-next/

 

 

Haiku/Tanka Challenge (6/8/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 309 – Break / Glass

Tempests move quickly
Breaking storm fronts high to low
-Glass cracks from pressure

Nature seeks to smooth a ridge
Sometimes hail will quench a fire

                                                           ©2020 cj holm

 

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/08/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-309-breakglass/

Stand With Me

 

Journey

Journey – Art Credit Stuart Glazer http://www.stuartglazer.com

Stand with me at the protest edge
And listen to the speaker’s words.
Carry a banner that says you care,
And sing old gospel songs!

Scream “Hands up” with thunderous cries
That echo through all suburbs!
Send a message loud and clear,
Our nation must change forever.

There is no excuse for what was done
George Floyd has gone to heaven.
Give us the life that all should have,
Equality is not an option!

©2020 cj holm

Decima Poetry Challenge

Fire

Late after dark city started burning
Unknown looters were running around
The people carried angry fire downtown
Hands up the crowds disappointment is churning.

Equal treatment is what they are yearning.
For too long resentment has been on hold!
For too long our stories been untold,
By men who have held power and great means.
Fire set in cities, the torch burns and cleans,
Fire burned injustice it’s our day, behold!

                                                               ©2020 cj holm

 

This is my first attempt at Decima Poetry. The rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Ronovan’s challenge was to use “Fire” in the “a” spot of the pattern. I cheated and used Fire as a topic. Decima poetry is brand new to me even though it is centuries old. (Sometimes it’s good to force a Swedish/German to learn new things.   Thank you Ronovan for the stretch!

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/03/decima-poetry-prompt-fire/