General Poetry posted February 8, 2018

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Breaking point of men

The Man

by poetwatch

the walk,
feel the pain,
and be a man,
but if the doctor puts on a glove... Run!

Tetractys writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20).

Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Only one verse allowed. You MAY use the reverse form.

Please, pay attention to punctuation and remember: This is poetry, use ALL of the poetic devices available to you. Don't just fill in the blanks. Make your piece read smoothly and clearly.

Example #1:

from you
your ego
your blaming me
i am a free spirit who has no past

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

Example #2:

Rules the sky. . .
A rare chance for
Divine friends, sun and moon, to rub noses.

Copyright © 2005 Marie Summers

Thank you GaliaG. I'm trying to place a smile on your lips. Not being disrespectful to us male species. Just saying it the way it is. :)
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