General Poetry posted March 20, 2023

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Why waste the night, when you can write?

A Time To Write

by BethShelby

Minute Poetry Contest Winner 


This is a night when my eyes close,

but I don’t doze.

I count some sheep

and try to sleep.

My music plays a lullaby,

and still I try

to get some rest;

a pointless quest.

It's best I use this time to write

throughout the night.

When I can’t snooze,

I'll wake my muse.

Writing Prompt
Write a Minute Poem. The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff. See an example and more details in the announcement.

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