General Poetry posted September 18, 2023


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Potlatch Poetry Club Submission- an octameter poem

Machine Lullabies

by Jessica Wheeler

 
Rows of tiny beds
Filled with little hearts
Fighting just to cope
Words a mother reaps
Learning they can go
While another weeps
Waiting on results
Memories she keeps

Neonatal care
Angels dressed in scrubs
Offering us hope
Through the glass we stare
We'll forever know
Lullabies and prayer
Watching as she sleeps
Humming to the beeps
 




Put Pen To Paper Potlatch Poetry Club
poetic prompt for the week of 18 september 2023
we will be studying the OCTAMETER
the following is the nuts-and-bolts of the form
and example(s). . .
Let's Put Pen To Paper and write an octameter this week!
Octameter, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each.
Each line has a syllable count of 5.
The set rhyme scheme is:
stanza 1: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d
stanza 2: g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d.

A template:

a5
b5
c5
d5
e5
d5
f5
d5

g5
h5
c5
g5
i5
g5
d5
d5

A parent never forgets their child's time in the NICU.

Photo taken of me and my little hero, Camryn Kelly, in October 2016.


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