Form description: rhyme scheme aaa,bB,cc,dd,bB. 8 syllables per line in iambic tetrameter. 11 lines per stanza. 3 stanzas (33 lines) total.
Content must be nurturing, spiritual.
Laura’s Untitled Poem
Please take this gift to give you hope and then, in walking, you will cope without that weight hung on life’s rope. You are not on your path alone, there’s two of us on this stroll home, towards that light which beckons us amongst those bright stars, just because it’s where our spirits choose to hide when human needs have leaked inside our solid selves of blood and bone. There’s two of us on this stroll home.
Please take this gift to give you peace a languid smile, a soft release so trauma, on your path, will cease. We do not walk this way with dark, there is a ray…a lasting spark– a warm embrace, a lazy kiss a reason why we walk like this… as fallen few and guiding lights we bring lost “feel” on deepest nights and though we leave no sign or mark there is a ray…a lasting spark.
Please do not walk without me near do not begin this road with fear for to true selves we must adhere as life clings on to our firm feet, we must go on, our goals complete. Raze brambles from our disarray remove the stains that just can’t stay. and if you find yourself alone then don’t fret dear, I’m coming home… this world shall not, us both, defeat we must go on, our goals complete.
At the time I composed this poem, and template, the form had not yet been named. Since I had to call it something for filing purposes, I called it the Lamarkable, I have since found that Laura name it LaCalma
No Village Needed (LaCalma)
The kids have gone, they’ve left the nest and now, we thought, we’ve time to rest that is so wrong; you might have guessed. The kids move back, the grandkids too – like me, they want to be near you. As grandpa now I have my fun – the pampering has just begun. The parents change the diapers now (but grandpa still remembers how) They like your cooking, that is true – like me, they want to be near you.
Economy these days does suck, so with parents some kids are stuck for grandkids though that is good luck. They get to live a life that’s swell Gramps chose his wife so very well. Papa is constant source of fun but Grandma is the careful one. She keeps their enegy constrained when grandpa acts like he’s untrained; he knows she will, and you can tell, Gramps chose his wife so very well.
When a step-niece who grew up wild became involved and had a child though there were tears, still Grandma smiled. Rescuing people was her way and Grandma does that to this day. Extended families grow unbid from thoughtless things teenagers did yet somehow someone up above assures the unbid will find love. Dispensing love is just her way and Grandma does that to this day.