Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Day Before

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.


  1. Awww...I love this one. It's so very sweet. I hope you read it to your wife! :-)

    1. Thanks Jessica! She usually reads my work before I post it, and she really liked it, even though I was very unsure. Sigh. Confidence is fickle LOL.

  2. This is so sweet & touching Rod. I am glad you both are able to find strength.

  3. I like the format. Must have been very tricky to work with.

    Confidence is fickle, but I like what you did with this.

    1. Yes, Lizzi, this format was tricky. It was the hardest one by far this month. It is definitely not my favorite, but I felt the need to try. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Im glad it all has worked out in the end... having each other helps tons!

    1. Thank you so much, Zoe. Without each other, we would never have made it through the journey we've been on!

  5. That's one tough journey!
    And one beautiful poem :-)

  6. Thumbs up to stick to a format and bring in the entire essence ..