Site icon Liesl Garner

Always, “Forever!”

Simply not so simple is it?

To be yourself,

to do the thing,

to make it work.

Complimenting women in line:

We could be friends,

Could be besties,

I’m sure of it.

But it’s too weird to make friends fast.

How long have they

know each other?

Always, “Forever!”

Honestly, the other day in a really long line at the grocery store, I ended up talking with the woman behind me, the woman in front of me, and the checker gal. We all had so much fun together, laughing and complimenting one another. I walked outside to put my groceries away and thought, “What would be so wrong with telling them I’d like to know them more and hang out?” Well, it would be weird, of course. Friendship in the grow-up world is hard. Meeting people when we’re all working from home is hard. Even staying connected with the ones we already know and love is reduced to Facebook posts. I miss girl time.

Challenge from dVerse Poets Pub – The Minute Poem is a 60 syllable verse form, one syllable for each second in a minute. The theme should be an event that is over and done completely, as in a minute. Since the dominant line is short the effect is likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious. It was created by Verna Lee Hinegardner, once poet laureate of Arkansas.

The elements of the Minute Poem are:

1. narrative poetry.
2. a 12 line poem made up of 3 quatrains. (3 of 4-line stanzas)
3. syllabic, 8-4-4-4   8-4-4-4   8-4-4-4 (First line has 8 syllables of each stanza.  Remaining lines has 4 syllables in each stanza)
4. rhymed, rhyme scheme of aabb ccdd eeff.
5. description of a finished event (preferably something done is 60 seconds).
6. is best suited to light verse, likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious.

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