Hello dear reader. Today I stepped way outside my comfort zone. Way outside. I chose to take today's prompt and write a Terza Rima. This form is a poem with an eleven syllable count in each line and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, dd. Talk about a huge challenge! My fingers were kept busy as I counted, and my mind was going nuts trying to make sure everything followed the rhyming scheme.
And so, here is my poem, based on the theme 'On the day before...'. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Rod E. Kok
October 30, 2014
The day before you agreed to marry me
we were confident that our life would be grand
how little we knew about what was to be
The day before our world crashed we had not planned
for things to go wrong with our new baby bump
but we felt grace delivered through our Lord’s hand.
The day before your doctor confirmed the lump
we still saw our future as sunny and bright
nothing has changed, we’ve made it over this hump
Through 20 years, we have never lost our sight
we are not alone, and all things turn out right.