Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 7 (DREAM). This week, it’s the A rhyme spot.

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Fearful I am trapped in this dream.
At odds I stand against the night
Lost in shadows longing for light.
Breathing deeply my mind I clear.
I am rooted to the spot with fear.
To make my escape I am keen
From this unwholesome and dark theme
In vain I try to forge ahead
Feet sinking in this mire of dread.
Reality just elusive.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Décima Challenge. For this particular challenge the word DREAM must be one of the A position words. Then the other two C position words must rhyme with DREAM.


Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry that rhyme but in this case there is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to.
In addition each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
a b b a a c c d d c
For this particular challenge the word DREAM must be one of the A position words. Then the other two C position words must rhyme with DREAM.

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robertawrites235681907
    May 27, 2020 @ 14:42:57

    An excellent poem, Willow.


  2. rugby843
    May 27, 2020 @ 16:21:20

    Great job!

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Ronovan
    May 27, 2020 @ 19:36:59

    Ha, I thought this would give people a fun and light one to use this week. You just never know where poets will go with a prompt. Nice one.


  4. Ronovan
    May 27, 2020 @ 19:42:22

    Howdy, I thought you might want to update your twitter handle on your social media share button. Also at the bottom of your widgets in the right column just goes to twitter, not your account. Don’t mean to sound all kind of bossy but just wanted to let you know in case things are whacked with wordpress, whcih we all know is possible.


    • willowdot21
      May 27, 2020 @ 19:55:35

      Thank you so much , I should really but since Facebook has blocked me from posting any of my posts, for the second time and for no reason! I sort of lost interest in social media. But as you have mentioned it I should look into the Twitter one. Thank you 💜


  5. Ronovan
    May 27, 2020 @ 21:15:28

    Facebook doesn’t allow me to auto-post, but I can manually post the link. I’ve never had them totally block me, but then … I’m not as controversial as you are. 😛 I’ll be honest, I’ve been looking many clicks I get from Twitter, and it’s not really all that many, but some people won’t click the link, instead they go to your site and then to the post.


    • willowdot21
      May 27, 2020 @ 21:26:33

      I can use Facebook but it has blocked me from posting from my site, I can post other people’s posts too. Do you really think I am controversial, I didn’t really think I was ? 💜


  6. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    May 28, 2020 @ 01:10:41

    The image is a perfect compliment for the tone of the poem.


  7. women who think too much
    May 28, 2020 @ 02:29:10


  8. Trackback: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 7 (DREAM). This week, it’s the A rhyme spot. – Women Who Think Too Much by Jeanne Marie
  9. judeitakali
    May 28, 2020 @ 10:14:03

    This is beautifully written Willow, lovely rhythm and eerie too


  10. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    May 28, 2020 @ 16:38:47

    Great poem but with all the rules It sounds hard
    Good Job
    Stay well and laugh


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