Test The Wind

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #12
“Wind” In B rhyme line

woman jogging in green grass covered hill slope

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This morning the air was so still
As if waiting for a gust of wind
In that moment her hope is pinned
To her everyday test of will.

The young ones love their tests of skill,
In battles with daily travail.
Some will falter and some might fail
At least they tried to reach the end.
If your goal’s to outrun the wind
Winners must take steps to prevail!

                                          ©2020 cj holm



“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/Senryu Challenge (5/18/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 306 Cloak / Race

American Progress

“American Progress”
-John Gast

The land was stolen
Under cloak of destiny
-Justified by race

                               ©2020 cj holm
“The tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupations was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest… That law which regulates, and ought to regulate in general, the relations between the conqueror and conquered was incapable of application to a people under such circumstances… Discovery gave an exclusive right to extinguish the Indian title of occupancy, either by purchase or by conquest.”
 -Chief Justice John Marshall,
Johnson and Graham Lessee v. William M’Intosh, 1823


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This Night

Haiku Challenge
RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #121 Creep & Race

Released from their graves
These poor wretched souls must creep
In spectral night race 

-Clarence Holm


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