La Piscina Décima

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #13
“True” In C rhyme line

pool-party

La Piscina

In bright sun, the blue summer pool
A vinyl cooler, filled with a hose.
Hidden respite to shed some clothes
Dream of cold water I’m no fool.

This oasis is my jewel
A hidden scheme some say it’s true
Though it’s plastic we still make do.
Now jealous neighbors come around
It’s bought at Wal-Mart so they frown
So we wade and bid them adieu

                                       ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/08/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-13-true-this-week-its-the-c-rhyme-line/

decima_poetry_challenge_image

“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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXV588lIHm0

Haiku/Tanka Challenge (6/29/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 312 – Intent / Thought

Distant meadowlark’s
Sweet singing captures my thoughts
-Who cares the intent

No reason for mountain view
No answers for a sunrise

                                                  ©2020 cj holm

ronovanwriteslarge

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/29/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-intent-thought/

“Décima” Story

low angle photo of two men fighting in boxing ring

Photo by Sides Imagery on Pexels.com

The old trainers tell a story
Of two boxers in training camps.
Both train so hard to be the champ,
Now here’s the truth of this story
Lesson found in allegory.
When two fighters are trained so hard
One will lose with his record scarred
Winner keeps seeking a gold belt
Still both must face what life has dealt
Two fighters fought one stayed on guard.

                                       ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/24/decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-story/

 

decima_poetry_challenge_image
“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.

Double-Down Don

sunny-luck-ipad-business.jpg

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com

You won the office most thought you’d lose
By making statements, you played the news.
You made big promises, it’s quite a list
Orders to Senate, let nothing be missed.

First thing to do is turn back the clock
Cancel all programs, old solutions to block.
Claim the economy is going quite bad
Obama’s solutions at best were a fad.

If a memo’s reviewed by the leftwing press
Just who’s to know – you made a quick guess.
They checked the answer you thought would fly,
So question questions, and continually deny.

Pandemic is peaking you took to the mike
Ignoring experts, deaths continued to spike.
Cotton smudged makeup, not good for your look
Pence wears a mask, you think he’s a snook.

So many people your inaction has killed
You blame the governors, claim they’re unskilled.
You act like a loser, you act like a clown
So many wrong answers, The Don doubles-down!

                                          ©2020 cj holm

Prairie Dreams

Ronovan’s Décima Poetry Challenge #10 “Sense” In D rhyme spot
sky clouds cloudy earth

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

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/

 

decima_poetry_challenge_image

“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

shallow focus photo of green frog

Photo by Fatih Sağlambilen on Pexels.com

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/

ronovanwriteslarge

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

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!

decima_poetry_challenge_image

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