‘ Twas dark, cold and eerie I am scared scared to death I could die any moment of fear fear of the unknown of not knowing and why the stillness of the air could suck even the sound of the wind the trees seemed not to rustle tensed for what was to come a moment when God seemed to readjust the world the colors changed the air didn’t move the sounds were muted the sky was empty everything was the same yet different
the world stopped I waited you waited we waited for that single flicker of light time passed time-lapsed we are still waiting the world is still waiting for a single flicker of light
May we all find our single flicker of light amidst the pandemic. We pray. We hope. And we believe.
(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a road leading towards a dwelling in the forest. It is hidden in fog and surrounded by tall trees. A light is shining brightly out of the window of the house.)
“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 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.
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