I don’t think my brain followed the path that was intended. But I used the form Diamante This diamond-shaped poem always has seven lines. Click Diamante to see how it is supposed to be constructed. I also had several other thoughts that I wrote down.
Our prompt questions and words given to us are as follows:
What are you going through right now? What can you learn from it? What have you endured in the past that taught you something about yourself?
Word Prompts: Pain, Growth, Learning, Finding yourself One of the Suggested Poetry Types: Triolet. [A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.]
I came up with two poems. Not sure the second one fits the theme, yet it does.
Life is like a bed of roses Full of thorns and pretty flowers Lessons learned can cure neurosis Life is like a bed of roses Accepting life is the diagnosis Spending lots and lots of hours Life is like a bed of roses Full of thorns and pretty flowers
This pandemic is a killer Always wear your mask This is not a sci-fi thriller This pandemic is a killer The president is a swindler He'll never learn to stay on task This pandemic is a killer Always wear your mask