a haunting past

confused is me

flimsy versions leave me aghast

confused is me

my person thrives to be carefree

yet my being has been declassed

my soul disengaged from my past

confused is me

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #241

A single line prompt for this week –

The only ghost that scares is a past version of you.

The Rondelet (or roundelay) is a brief French form of poetry. It consists of one stanza, made up of seven lines. It contains a refrain, a strict rhyme scheme, and a distinct meter pattern.

The word is the diminutive of rondel, a similar, longer verse form. This is the basic structure:

Line 1 :: A—four syllables

Line 2 :: b—eight syllables

Line 3 :: A—repeat of line one

Line 4 :: a—eight syllables

Line 5 :: b—eight syllables

Line 6 :: b—eight syllables

Line 7 :: A—repeat of line one

The refrained lines should contain the same words, however, substitution or different use of punctuation on the lines has been common.

-Eugi

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38 Comments

  1. Beautifully done. I love it.

  2. Good work on the poetry form.

  3. Good one Eugenia

  4. Eugi, the form worked wonderfully to make this a haunting and beautiful verse!

  5. Well done, hauntingly beautiful, serene, almost quiet whisper. Love it!! Great job on the poetic form too!! 💕💕💕🙌

  6. What an interesting form of poetry! And you did a great job with it. 🙂 I can feel the confusion.

  7. Love it, the refrain works so well

  8. nicely done Eugi! 💖

  9. Very effective, Eugi! The repetition works so well in this lovely poem. <3 Have a great week!

  10. Loved it, you used confused to perfection. 💕

  11. Confusion…. But we are being restored… Piece by piece.. 🙂 Great poem Eugenia xx

  12. You reminded me of the movie “Ghost”… and to of another movie where the little boy ghost was helping the older man ghost…the boy’s famous line was; “I see dead people…”The Sixth Sense”.

  13. Very nicely done Eugenia 🙂 R

  14. ~just a thought

    Really, helplessly, beautifully written

  15. Furry kewl poe-em Miss Eugi!!!
    You are so tallented….toetallee….
    ~~~head rubss~~~ BellaDhama an ((hugss)) BellaSita Sistur

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