Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Because it’s Friday, today I’d like you to relax with the rather silly form called Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme. You just rhyme the same sound until you get tired of it, and then move on to another sound.
(Note: Hmm, sounds like many of my pieces anyway…)
Ramble On (Not just a cool Zeppelin song...) I feel that poetry Is kinda like climbing a tree A view that you want to see In the clouds where you ought to be Rhyming like Silverstein Imagery sets the scene Reflecting what could have been Defining the mood you’re in With words maybe not so thin Starting to sound like Eminem It’s no longer between us and them No different just more alike than We want to admit my friend I throw down some respect to send Wordsmiths they are in the end To all the sixties beat poets and Eighties rappers I’m now a fan So now that it nears the end It’s back to the start again Now’s not the time to feign Grab onto that state of being Just wipe the slate clean Remember that I climbed that tree I just got back to poetry
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 16
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.