Words Can Be Bullets

Words can be bullets

When fired from the wrong gun

Dangerous weapons

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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So Much To Say

So much to say, though

How…is what eludes my grasp.

Fingers contorted,

My mind drowning in chaos,

The words scream fighting for air.

But alas they choke,

Dying at the hand of a

Tormented poet.

What fate beholds this tortured

Soul. Only God above knows.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Words (Tyburn)

Deepest

Saddest

Oldest

Coldest

Words cut the deepest, saddest of truths

Results in oldest, coldest reprove

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Authors Note: This is one form I had never tried before.  I realize that it looks quite easy, but please know that it isn’t.  Give a try yourself and see.  I realize this isn’t perfect, but it’s a start.

Tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables.

The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words.  The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

Examples can be found at http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tyburn.html

 

Love of the Word

Travel to cliffs of Scotland tall

Ancient cities with golden scroll

Coliseum of wonder your columns fall

Time, wind and rain have taken their toll

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Fairytale lands with walkways of gold

Rabbits, a queen and Mad Hatters

Through Grimm and Poe the stories unfold

Whether Jack and his beanstalk does itt matter

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Absorbed in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

A cup of tea with Sherlock Holmes

Or Steinbeck’s exquisite Grapes of Wrath

When a Tree Grows in Brooklyn you’re never alone

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Traveling around the world in 80 days

Digging treasure on an island deserted

Meeting the end in Moby Dick’s’ way

Though Scrooge’s demise is diverted

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Dumas’ Musketeers are dashing them all

A letter of scarlet emblazoned

The howl of the wolf in the wild was called

Romeo and Juliet still amazes

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The beauty of words in fiction, poem or prose

Allows travel to faraway lands

Mystery, adventure or as love stories show

The pricelessness of books in the hand

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~