Tantrum, a Seguidilla Poem


Tantrum, a Seguidilla Poem

Peace never left, just waited—

deflated, tantrum,

abated, sweeping spilled words,

pandemonium –

linguistic panic.

Fixed, super glue and duct tape,

“Adios,” malice.

© Lemuel

29 April, 2018

Daily prompt: Tantrum


Seguidilla Poetic Form

  • Seguidilla means “sequence” as in a dance form.
  • Started as a folk dance became a poetic form.
  • Seven lines
  • Per line syllable pattern is 7-, 5-, 7-, 5-, 5-, 7-, 5- word bits.
  • Assonance rhyme line 2 to line 4 and again line 5 to line 7.

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