Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics: "You Want It Darker"
(posted by Lucy)
"We will write a poem about the transient notion of life to death, or topics germane to the theme. With a twist.
We are going to write a ballad.
Ballads typically consist of four-line quatrains with a rhyme scheme in either ABABBCBC form or another alternate of that form such as ABCB or ABAB."
A homeless woman roamed from street to street.
They all looked away, could not meet her eyes.
One man noticed her penchant for sweets,
one woman said 'a drunk', but that was a lie.
Though unkempt with a layer of grime,
her speech was perfect; she was educated.
A large flowered bag that she kept at her side
held all her possessions–meager, uncomplicated.
A story emerged after her death.
She had lost her job, no one to give her a loan.
Unable to pay her rent, she was bereft.
It does not take many steps to lose all you own.
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