I am happy March has arrived, and I can put my adventure with the Aquarian metered poetry behind me. I’ve decided to move into new territory. In the past, I have devoted myself to writing a single style of poetry for the month. Writing in the same style for thirty days can get tiring, so I will launch a new way of attacking my poetic journey. I will explore three new types of poetry in March, and I plan to write Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems. This poetic adventure will teach me many important lessons about meter and rhythm. Let’s get started. This poem is a Brady’s Touch poem I called Patience.
Brady’s Touch and Patience
Maryann-Merryweather Travis created the Brady’s Touch style of poetry in November 2006 to honor Allen Brady. This style of poetry is a 2 stanza 10-line poem. It follows the pattern listed below. I broke the rules and added 2 more stanzas for fun.
1. 2 quintets or 5-line stanza with a specific rhyme and syllable count
2. Each stanza follows the same pattern 9-9-8-8-2 syllables
3. Rhyme scheme is abcde abfde
4. The second stanza should be a replica of the first in the length of lines and rhyme.
Patience I am a prissy patient person Long-suffering to a flagrant fault Waiting is my strongest virtue And one of my biggest mistakes Bolstered A willing delusion to worsen Decadent daydream sifted as salt Held vaguely out of my hands reach A promise false as sweepstakes Boosted There are hard lessons that often teach Things the sad student already knew Time tells no fierce tantalizing tales Virtue is a vain lullaby Fated A sermon that is too hard to preach Restlessness in my heart only grew Stranded on a dark distant shore At least it can be said that I Waited
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