NaPoWriMo – Day 13

Because the number 13 is often considered unlucky, today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to “beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies.”  http://www.napowrimo.net/

Playing with the number 13, I decided to write a rondel:

  1. Poem consists of 13 lines in 3 stanzas
  2. Rhyme scheme: ABba/abAB/abbaA (uppercase letters are refrains)
  3. Usually 8 syllables per line

 

Fortun(ately)

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Perseverance will bring you joy.

The time to be hopeful is now.

Time for pleasure you must allow.

Recreation you shall employ.

 

Whether you are  a girl or boy,

Live.  You must find a way, somehow.

The time to be hopeful is now.

Perseverance will bring you joy.

 

The truth reveals the Real McCoy.

You bring the world delight, and how.

Take the applause and take a bow.

A reminder from Illinois—

Perseverance will bring you joy.

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