memories rattle in my chest
and I don’t want to feel this stressed
I’ve lost everything I treasure
and I find no hidden pleasure
under the sheets, I cry at night
caring not who was wrong or right
In an alternate universe
watch us overcome and reverse
in dreams we walk together, and
finally travel hand in hand
Grace hosts at dVerse tonight and writes:
For today’s poetry form, we are going to learn about a compound word verse.
The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title. (In the first example below the stem word is “moon” from the title “Moonlighting”; the compound words related to the title are moondust, moonbeams, moonsongs, etc.)
The Compound Word Verse (3 lines) has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:
Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Syllable/Meter: 8, 8, 3
36 thoughts on “Anytime I breathe (A Compound Word Verse)”
And learned something new today. Thankyou.
Thanks for reading, this is a fun form! 💗
I would like to try writing this kind of verse in the near future. 🙂🥰
Have a go! It’s a fun little puzzle meeting the rules once you get into it! 💖
Thank you, I will try. I am sure it is fun. ❤️
I love that you dream of that alternate universe, where we can reverse and set to motion what we really want. I want to believe we can make it come true. Thanks for joining in.
I feel like I need more practice with these, but I was finally satisfied with the ending enough to hit publish! Thanks for hosting and introducing me to this new form! 💝
very well written Tricia, wise choice of the ‘any’ and great compounds …
I tried to keep it simple, 😁 Thanks!
it worked a treat, I must remember that for next time 🙂
Bravo! Yes, they are fun to write indeed. One has to really think it all through!
Thanks, Carol! 💞
You pulled at my heartstrings with this one, Tricia, making the form bear the weight of loss (and the hope/dream) of love. “Any” was a great choice for these lyrical verses.
Thanks, Dora! It’s a little depressing, I’ll have to write a cheery one next time!
So beautifully sad: a love affair which only survives in dreams is perfect poetry!
I agree! Thanks, Ingrid! ❣
I like this. A lot. Yes. Any day!
Thanks, Selma! 💖
Nicely written Tricia! 💖
Thanks, Cindy! 💗
My pleasure Tricia!💖
Sad story, well written Tricia!
Thanks, Rob! ❣
Beautiful, Tricia.💞 If only it could be a reality in this world.
Thanks, Punam! 💓
My pleasure. 😊
Love this and the clever way you used the word “any.” Cheers.
Thanks, Helen! 💓
Oh such a sad tale! I hope this person is able to move on. 💙
Thanks, Merril! 💓
took me back to having my heart broken in my twenties. great poem
Thank you! 💓
I love the wish here, to be able to correct what’s wrong… I think that is what we all wish.
Yes, thanks Bjorn! 💕