February 6, 2014

Duo Rhyme...

Confusion’s Pain
The mind swirls with own confusion,
Image viewed is an allusion,
  Colors on shadowed walls are stained,
  As if one was captured and chained,
  Screams enter the mind it is drained,
  Entrance to the soul was not gained,
  Sounds escaped from weary chest pained,
  For strength was not taught or was trained,
Will shall aid body’s conclusion,
Confusion’s pain needs transfusion.

- Rhoda Galgiani

Duo-Rhyme Poetry Form - Created by Mary L. Ports
a 10 or 12-line poem with the first two and last two
lines having the same rhyme scheme - the center of
the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) has their own
separate Monorhyme scheme - this is indented two
spaces from left when printing, form is left justified
Punctuation is used - Meter: 8 beats per line, written
in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic)
Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a
12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a - Posted poetry
is the 10 line example…rg



Charlene McCutcheon said...

Now my dear Rhoda there is confusion in my mind as to how you can come up with these. LOL Only kidding! I know you are just gifted and your strength surely was not taught or trained.. I think the words aptly describe when one is confused about something they are trying hard to bring clarity to their minds about. Thank you again for sharing another great poem.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

My postings come from the weekly Stylist Group on the Alliance website I belong to. Each week there is a new form we can create to. This is my creating using the Duo Rhyme poetry form. Somewhat dramactic, so happy you stopped by for a visit...rg

c9852b46-7891-11e3-ac72-000bcdcb2996 said...

Dear Rhoda, I have experienced this confusion too. When people are alone for long periods of time, their minds begin to play tricks on them. The only "transfusion" that works for me is talking to friends or making an occasional visit to parks and historical sites. You have introduced us to a form of poetry that is new to me and I love the way in you work with it. Awesome poem, my friend! Love and blessings, Carolyn Devonshire

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Carolyn for the indepth comment. Yes, as we age sometimes confusion sets in especially, when a lot is going on around us. Friends are so important for they truly understand where sometimes family members don't! Great insight Carolyn...rg

Maurice Reynolds said...

Hi Rhoda. I enjoyed "Confusion's Pain." Well written, fun and articulate. I certainly have experienced "Confusion's Pain." Lucky for us, there are available "transfusions" that we can apply to this area. Good read. -MJ