Empowered-A Cinq Trois Decala Rhyme


“I am a flickering light shining the brightest; because i am 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 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 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 truely 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.



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 Replies to “Empowered-A Cinq Trois Decala Rhyme”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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