Patience

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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