Ronovan Writes (TIP) This week, it’s the D rhyme line.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

For this week’s challenge, the word TIP must be one of the line words. Then the other line(s) word(s) must rhyme with TIP. I have also used the prompt words from Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge Morrow and Surge.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Décima Challenge

Image from Pixabay

We only get once chance at life
Sadly time is not infinite
This is true though it might sound trite
Why face the morrow filled with strife.
The pens of fate our lives rewrite.
In the morn all our fears will serge
Our hopes and dreams begin to merge.
Over the edge our feelings tip
As into the abyss we slip.
We all dance to Lucifer’s dirge.

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 19:13:30

    Great take, Sis 💜


  2. Nima Mohan
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 19:32:05

    i have managed to write Decima only once coz of the difficulty level.. but you always come up with a quick response to the decima prompts !! Wonderful Willow 🙂 ❤
    And this one is beautiful ❤


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 20:59:27

    I like how our lives rewrite the pens of fate.


  4. Priscilla Bettis
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 21:31:31

    You rose to the challenge, great poem!


  5. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 22:38:13

    I don’t want to dance to Lucifer’s dirge, even though it’s extremely well written. 🙂


  6. s.s.
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 03:55:31

    Hey willow.. that is truly brilliant. Over the edge our feelings tip! Feels.
    Thank you for writing


  7. s.s.
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 05:52:40

    Here’s mine for the week. Thank you for the decima challenge and the chance to read the lovely people out there 🙏


  8. -Eugenia
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 17:16:53

    Excellent take on the Décima challenge, Willow! It definitely makes you think!


  9. Ronovan
    Sep 08, 2020 @ 05:13:18

    Like to use all three words, don’t you? 🙂 Check out line one again.


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  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 09, 2020 @ 21:54:34

    You’re so gifted! I love this, Willow. 🧡🧡🧡


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