Weekly Poetry Challenge – Kindness Repeats

It’s the fourth week of the month! Harmony Kent from last month’s challenge picked the theme for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This month’s theme is Kindness.

I chose the Alouette poetry form for this poem.

The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more) with the following set rules: Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7, Rhyme Scheme:  aabccb.

The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form.  The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines.  

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Kindness Repeats

Life has ups and downs

Friends will stay around

While outlook bright on good days

Who knows what’s ahead? 

When you’re half dead

Promising scenes fade away

The kindness of heart

Brought you a fresh start

Real friends hard to be found

Only wisdom knows

What tomorrow holds

What goes around comes around

One’s fate made a turn

Stumbled, fell, and churned

Drowning into ocean’s deep

You’re right around

Sensed cries without sounds

Graciously kindness repeats

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Weekly Poetry Challenge – Kindness Repeats

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