Empowered-A Cinq Trois Decala Rhyme

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“I am a flickering light shining the brightest; because I am empowered”

 

Empowered

You don’t take away from me that one thing I deserve, one thing.
You don’t tell me what to do ‘cos you deemed, as a human being.
I shall be in solitude, will be silent, will be quiet.
I will give my tormented soul a break, but I do not quit.
You can hate me, you can curse me, but I will remain cogent.
You will see the beauty in silence, in weeping,  that’s resilient.
You will understand hope against trials, that’s bright and brilliant.
When confusion and fear arise, it is truly upsetting.
You do not take away,  that one thing I deserve, not a bit.
For I have hoped, I have loved, I am clever and I am apt.

 

Note:

10-line Poem,  Cinq Trois DecaLa Rhyme, invented by Laura Lamarca.

Cinq is French for 5
Trois is French for 3
Deca suggests 10
La Rhyme refers to the fact that this is a rhyming poem

So there 15 syllables on each line (5×3).
Also, there are 3 rhyming sounds throughout the poem.
The stanza consists of 10 lines, and it rhymes.

 

To summarize, the Cinq Trois DecaLa Rhyme is:

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in only one stanza.
• It has 15 syllables per line.
• Rhyme scheme: aabbcccabc
• Meter is optional

32 Comments

  1. Well written as per Mich and I love the photo! ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Tammy..

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  2. calmkate says:

    poignant and powerful …. you’ve come back to empower and bless us 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate .😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        you are more than welcome dear friend 🙂

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  3. ivor20 says:

    Absolutely brilliant Mich, I’ve just copied down how to do the structure, when I get a chance I might have a go at one, it looks a very interesting challenge, and your powerful poem is superb.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Ivor its fun to write in this form

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  4. well done..seems a bit complicated to me lol 3 rhyming sounds thru poem..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Its fun Ray…lol..just try..your muse would be thrilled to do it.

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      1. no way, my muse is very lazy lol

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  5. Miriam says:

    Wonderful Mich, you’re very creative.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Mirriam..

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  6. Osyth says:

    This is you at your best and that is really saying something!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Osyth…i am pleased to know that..

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  7. Davy D says:

    A powerful and thought provoking piece of poetry Mich. It leaves me with the thought that what is inside of us is much stronger than anything external trying to influence or take it away. Great to be reading your words again.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Very well said Davy..indeed we are better and stronger than the outside forces trying to bring us down..

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    NICE WORK…I’D GIVE IT A “TEN” 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  9. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

    I couldn’t stop staring at the stunning photo. Well written; I’ve missed your words.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Diana..

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      1. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        You’re most welcome, Mich!

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  10. Leisa says:

    Thanks for the info

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  11. michnavs says:

    Your welcome..your comment went on my spam for a while..

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  12. That’s so complex. You did beautifully, the form invisible to the reader. I love the defiance.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much

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  13. I cannot imagine writing a poem as powerful as this and yes, that photo is gorgeous, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kim…i am glad you felth through it..

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  14. blindzanygirl says:

    Really interesting. Must try to master this one

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..

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