NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

Minute Poetry

(“The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.”) (source)


A precious gift it is to eat
roast duck and beef
hot dogs and cheese
muffins,  ice cream.

We take for granted the leisure
to stop, savor
that luxury
not just hurry.

But think for a moment of those
who starve and know
that food in dear
and death is near.

6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

  1. Incredibly profound! Actually, I just uploaded a ‘Minute Poem’ of my own onto my blog a few days ago. It’s linked below. I’d love it if you would read over it and leave me some tips on how to improve. With your incredible writing technique, I’m sure I can learn a lot from you. Thanks!

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