Last night, I laid to rest my head
I put it gently on the bed
My calm broke as the message read
They did not wed! They did not wed!
Curiosity then made me click
I swiped just like a lunatic
Could this be real, was it a trick?
The clock said tic, the clock said tick
WHY did I look on my phone?
I should have left the thing alone
Damn that softly purring tone
My sleep is blown! My sleep is blown!
Did he make off, did she leave town?
What happened to the wedding gown?
I read the item with a frown
She struck him down! She struck him down!
Beware thou funny types of blokes
The altar’s not a place for jokes
To say no in jest, alas evokes
Payback from more serious folks
I’m not sure how she did it, but Morgan Dragonwillow made me try a monotetra. You know, that a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker, where each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. And where each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables, and the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
I you don’t know what I’m talking about, neither do I. But I hope that by studying the examples provided and trying to copy their rhytm, I did indeed write a monotetra.
Check out the other participants on #OctPoWriMo day 6 as well. They tend to write amazing stuff.