Fairy Tales

I don’t listen to a lot of country music, and what country I do listen to is happy music: John Denver’s Country Roads, Unkle Kracker’s Smile, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, etc. But one day I was driving down the road, and the words to this song started playing in my mind, complete with a melody. I have no idea if the melody belongs to someone else, but as far as I know, the lyrics are original with me. The tune has not been written or recorded yet; it’s still stuck inside my head. But I hope you like the words….

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Alone

All
Alone
I lay there
On the hard floor,
Letting the darkness
Swallow me up as the
Setting sun bereaved my room
Of light. Spirit was already
Bereaved of desire for anything
That once brought to me happiness. Hot tears
Cleansed the soul, but not entirely. I prayed
To my Father in heaven. This too
Soothed my soul, but a vacancy
Remained. He said, “I gave You
Friends for times such as these.
Seek them.” And I did.
With dear friends I’m
Not alone
Any
More.

 

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Scansion:
Double Etheree
Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.
Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Rhyme not required

 

 

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time he loved me,
Whispered words to make me thrill;
He grew quiet years ago now,
And his silence haunts me still.
How I long to hear, “I love you.”
Eyes of ice give me a chill….
I can still remember when we
Danced and frolicked in our prime,
Dreamt together, took vacations—
That was once upon a time.

❧          ❧          ❧

Scansion:
Decannelle
Decastich (10-line poem) in trochaic tetrameter, with alternating feminine and masculine endings
Syllabic count: 8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7
Rhyme scheme: xaxaxaxbxb

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