Tincture

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Through obstacles and roadblocks,

Backtrackings and steep stairs

Facing disappointment and heartache

The feeling nobody cares

When disease and disorder

Seem to have won

Remember to still hope

And by thus – overcome

For hope is the tincture

Brewed to relieve

All of these troubles

If in it you believe


I don’t not know if this form has a proper name. It is however my default poetic form using cadence and rhyme to drive it. I don’t know if I ever matured beyond Dr Seuss, but there is something in it that speaks to the inner me.

Padre

Colleen’s last poetry challenge of 2020, is to write a poem about hope, using our favourite poetry form (and on this occasion, it doesn’t have to be syllabic). She asks that we make these poems inspirational to others.

She stipulates that we should avoid negativity and politics.

We are to also tell us why the specific form we chose is our favourite.

2 thoughts on “Tincture

  1. This is so lovely, Padre. So the end Rhyme appeals to you, I see. There is a definite rhyme scheme, and you do have a couple of lines rhyming, but not in a set pattern. Not all poems that use end rhymes have a rhyme scheme (it’s possible for a poem to have end rhymes that occur only sporadically and without following any pattern), but all poems that are said to have a rhyme scheme must use end rhyme, which you’ve done. Brilliant sentiments as well. Happy New Year, my friend. ❤

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