If We’ll Prevail?, By Donna Matthews


Let’s experiment with a French poetry form today called Bref Double Poetry. From Brewer,

4 stanzas: 3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas) and 1 couplet (or 2-line stanza)
3 rhymes: an A rhyme, B rhyme, and C rhyme
The A and B rhymes appear twice in the first 3 stanzas and once each in the couplet
The C rhyme is the final line in each of the quatrains
Each poem has a variable line length, but the lines should be consistent within each poem


If We’ll Prevail

she lives in a time
a time of angst
talking heads telling tales
throwing stones — ripples on

stories and lies
cover eyes like scales
concern for others
in the past — long gone

yet she still believes
the power of kind
the kind of kind
new ripples spawn

all of us you see — intertwined
time will tell if we’ll prevail

Now to you…wanna try a Bref Double poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. To Be Human is #30 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

3 thoughts on “If We’ll Prevail?, By Donna Matthews

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