Not Now (a Lai)

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Tomorrow I’ll smile,
like it’s out of style.
I vow.
Though my heart breaks, I’ll
be quite versatile,
but how?
Can’t I rest here, while
tears proclaim my trial?
Not now.

ABOUT:
Prompt #10 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge

For today’s prompt, write a future poem. The future might mean robots and computer chips. The future might mean apocalyptic catastrophes. The future might mean peace and understanding. The future might mean 1,000 years into the future; it might mean tomorrow (or next month). I forecast several poems in the near future to be shared below

POETIC FORM: THE LAI
The lai is another French form. It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables. It feels kind of like organized skeltonic verse.

LINK TO THE PROMPT:
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-10

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