NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 25


Over at NaPoWriMo, today’s prompt is to write a ballad. For those who do not know, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. They were sometimes set in four-line verses, with an ABAB rhyme pattern, employing alternating 8 and 6 syllable, iambic lines. Syllable counting and the whole Iamb business – I am not sure how I will fare on that front.

Imperfect Perfection

By: Meena Rose

As she walked along Seaside’s shores,
Skipping, hopping and pausing – in a trance,
Cold and wet sand encased her toes,
Oblivious she stood lost to ocean’s romance.

There, there she goes;
Her body’s here, her mind – no one knows.

A tingle, a touch of ocean’s spray,
Playfully dancing upon her cheek,
She wonders further towards the quay,
Her beauty, her grace all unique.

There, there she goes;
Her body’s here, her mind – no one knows.

She licks the salt upon her lips,
Raising her voice in song and praise,
Unwary she is of how my heart skips,
Unwary she is of my permanent daze.

There, there she goes;
Her body’s here, her mind – no one knows.

I promised myself that I’d say hello,
I swallowed my fear and went to the quay,
What will she say I need to know,
“Hello” I said, awaiting dismay.

There, there she goes;
Her body’s here, her mind – no one knows.

She smiled and jumped and said with joy,
“Been waiting for you to notice me,”
Shocked and surprised now suddenly coy,
I fell in love right there for all to see.

4 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 25

  1. claudsy

    I like it. It has a nice little story, with great images and the repeating refrian stays with the mind, almost like a jingle. Great job, Meena, great job. I like light and fun.

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