Incremental Poetry ~ 36 Lines

Carry On

On
to a
higher path
than you have known—

let this be your aim;
and resist the temptation
to desire life’s ovation,
or the things that fade.

But instead, son,
rise up, and
carry
on.
Go
with a
courage from
the Lord on high.

Be sure of His grace.
When facing opposition,
maintain a disposition
becoming His saints.

Above all else,
never fear,
only
go.
Rest
in the
shelter of
the Father’s arms,

trusting in His care.
An ear for His instruction
will save you from destruction
and assuage your fear.

So carry on,
my son, go
in His
rest.

Copyright © 2019 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

Scansion:
Arkquain String
created by Madison Shaw, aka Arkbear on AllPoetry.com
a poem of 36 lines written as a string of 3 Arkquains
Poem should be centered on the page.
Lines 1 and 12 are the same within their own Arkquain.
Lines 6 & 7 rhyme within their own Arkquain.
No other lines rhyme.
Total length: 36 lines
Syllabic structure: 1-2-3-4, 5-7-7-5, 4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4, 5-7-7-5, 4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4, 5-7-7-5, 4-3-2-1
Rhyme scheme: Axxx xbbx xxxACxxx xddx xxxCExxx xffx xxxE
While there are spaces between the stanzas of each Arkquain, there is no space between the Arkquains themselves.

Arkquain
also created by Madison Shaw
a dodecastich (12-line poem) written in 3 separate quatrains
centered on the page.
Lines 1 and 12 are the same.
Lines 6 & 7 rhyme.
No other lines rhyme.
Total length: 12 lines
Syllabic structure: 1-2-3-4, 5-7-7-5, 4-3-2-1
Rhyme scheme: Axxx xbbx xxxA

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