Me, Myself and I

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I wear my heart upon my sleeve.
If I could have one wish, I’d fly.
I dance for joy and fiercely grieve.
I wear my heart upon my sleeve.
I’m quick to laugh, and quick I cry.
In fairy tales I do believe.
I wear my heart upon my sleeve.
If I could have one wish, I’d fly.

 

ABOUT:
Prompt #7 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge

“For today’s prompt, write a self-portrait poem. Pretty straightforward, right? That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of room for creativity. Just look at artists and their self-portraits; there’s a lot of differences in the self-portraits of Kahlo, Schiele, Dali, Van Gogh, and others–and not just because the artists look different themselves.”

 

The poetic form is a triolet:

The triolet is a short poem of eight lines with only two rhymes used throughout. The requirements of this fixed form are straightforward: the first line is repeated in the fourth and seventh lines; the second line is repeated in the final line; and only the first two end-words are used to complete the tight rhyme scheme. Thus, the poet writes only five original lines, giving the triolet a deceptively simple appearance: ABaAabAB, where capital letters indicate repeated lines. – See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5795#sthash.mMuxvSWD.dpuf

 

Link to the prompt:

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-7

 

 

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