Huitain: Chad 1978

Huitain

From Poetry Forms:  huitain, French verse form consisting of an eight-line stanza with 8 or 10 syllables in each line. The form was written on three rhymes, one of which appeared four times. Typical rhyme schemes wereababbcbc and abbaacac. The huitain was popular in France in the 15th and early 16th centuries with such poets as François Villon and Clément Marot.
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Huitain
Chad 1978
A long day, seemed that it would never end,
Laying with the children under our bed.
Thinking of those people already dead.
Telling stories: “Kids all’s well.” I pretend.
Listening intently my breath suspended,
When the rain of firey missles began.
Wishing  there existed a God to befriend.
The news:  A Revolution in Iran.
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To Be Continued…

3 thoughts on “Huitain: Chad 1978

  1. So many different forms! I have no idea how you keep up with all of them. My head starts to hurt when I try to sort out where all the abc’s are supposed to go. It’s a hard-hitting poem but written with a light touch. Very nice! 🙂

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