David of The skeptic’s kaddish and I began a fun poetry partnership in April. We just celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin 🙂 And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with a new poetry project
We’ve decided to explore poetry forms, one each from A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. David suggested we title it Form verses creativity 🙂 This week we are writing – a Retrac. We’d love it if you want to respond with a Retrac of your own!
R for Retrac
to folks you meet.
You'll find most people treat
you in a kind, good-natured way.
So, tell yourself when you awake each day:
“I’m not defined by what others might say;
my own true self’s beyond okay!
Since only my retreat
Can bring defeat...
Don't you bend
To fit a mould
Test what you have been told
This is your movie. You're the star
Go the whole distance, no matter how far
Discover beyond your skin; Raise the bar
Come alive, all of who you are
Have the heart to be bold
To show the world
You don't bend.
- 12 lines;
- syllable Count: 2/3/4/6/8/10/10/8/6/4/3/2;
- rhyme scheme: a/a/b/b/c/c/c/c/b/b/a/a