Thursday, October 21, 2021

PASSION'S NOT FOREVER

THURSDAY POETICS, and the challenge is to write a compound word poem with set rhyme and meter given as aab and 883 in each of 5 3-line stanzas.  Submitted to dVerse October 21, 2021.
 ****************
   


PASSION'S NOT FOREVER

Our encounter was meant to be
though likely we did not foresee
it coming.

In spite of the stormy forecast
we felt certain it would last
a long time.

Cluelessly we chose to forego
troubles that continued to show
us red flags

Enjoying passionate foreplay
we continued to seize the day
and savor it

'Til something we could not foretell
ended in our passion's death knell
it's all done.


15 comments:

  1. A death knell when all is done, sadly.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is sad, but it is also true — nothing lasts forever Bn

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like the build up, the crescendo and then the bang ... how most relationships end. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loved how you structured the fall, Beverly, inevitable given the "red flags."
    pax,
    dora

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some passions whirl in like that and then burn out just as suddenly! Nicely evoked.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Been there done that. Too many times. That's why I don't play the game anymore.
    An impressive poem. It told a tale that I think many of us are familiar with.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah! Doomed from the beginning. But the end of a relationship is always sad.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I feel quite content being 80 and absent from all that drama!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's sad that their passion ended, and seemed to simply fade away.
    (I didn't see the compound word? )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I mistakenly put my compound word in the 883 instead of at the end. (foresee, forego, forecast, foretell, foreplay)

      Delete
  10. So often we don't recognize the red flags. Beautiful poem, (-no matter the rhymescheme) I messed up mine.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sometimes it takes awhile for our conscious mind to catch up to intuition's warnings.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice write, i see you spruced up the form a bit

    Muchđź’ślove

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Purely unintentional! I was halfway through my comments before I realized I put my compound words in the wrong place! Mea culpa.

      Delete
  13. Indeed, in the end we can only meet that knell.

    ReplyDelete