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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 29 – LOOK INSIDE

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 29 – LOOK INSIDEIMG_20150928_151453

Today we were supposed to write something about endings, since this poetry challenge is coming to an end soon. What I’ve done today could be a bit of that, but I have something else in mind for endings tomorrow. Also, this one today is in keeping a bit with the Halloween theme, too,

This one, I’m not sure what form it is, but I did use a style that uses repetition…and the words are:

Anaphora – a repetition of words at the start of clauses or verses

Epimone – (eh-PIM-o-nee) – a repetition of a phrase, usually a question, to stress a point

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LOOK INSIDE

Take a look,

Take a look,

Take a look inside…

Take a look inside yourself,

What have you got to hide?

What do you see,

What do you see,

What do you see, I ask?

What do you see yourself to be…

What’s hiding behind that mask?

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself to me…

Reveal yourself…I want your truth…

Be who you were meant to be.

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© 2015 BS

TRUE BLUE

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Today’s poem assignment from Daily Post, Writing 201: Poetry, we were given these elements to use…A Ballad, a hero/heroine, and using anaphora or epistrophe (the repetition of words at the beginning or ending of the poem, on more than one line)…

To me, this was a bit difficult at first, trying to merge all  three into one poem. After researching how to do a ballad, I found they usually have a certain sound to them, as in a beat you stress a word on, and a way to do the rhyme scheme, also.

It got a bit easier, after doing some rearranging of the lines, and a lot of counting and stressing words out loud. It seemed like a math problem at first, and I am not good at numbers, at all.

Then there was the part of hero/heroine…I don’t really know of any, so mine is just a general fits all type. In the end it tends to sound like a mushy greeting card sentiment! Maybe that is what a ballad is, like in musical power ballads…a mushy love song? I don’t know, but here is what I came up with…Enjoy!

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TRUE BLUE

A friend of mine, you’ve been to me…

Let me say you are so bright.

A friend of mine, so fun and free,

Let me laugh in sheer delight.

You give me candy kisses, and

A giant pink balloon…

You give me a helping hand, and then

A flower so sweet I swoon.

For dinner, lunch, or picnic brunch,

You give me music and tea…

For all I need, I have a hunch,

You will always be there for me

And so you know just how I feel,

I write this poem for you…

And so you know my love is real,

I write in ink true blue.

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