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Motherhood is always an exciting time, but that first time will always hold special memories. [yea! swearing never to have sex again, all the pain, having all your unmentionables exposed to total strangers…]

OK, back on a serious note, there’s nothing else like motherhood for the first time. So today’s addition is a poem I wrote about motherhood for the first time, from a slightly different view – A new mother, who’s own birth mother gave her up for adoption. She now understands just how much her birth mother loved her and comes full circle in her own womanhood.

This poem is entitled “She’s Now A Mother”

Iambic Pentameter is the most common meter of English poetry. Pronounced “eye- am -bik pen- tam -uh-tuhr” this style poem uses ten (10) syllables per line, usually unrhymed with five feet or accents.

Iambic means “of a foot or verse” and Pentameter means “measure of five” Each foot containing one unaccented syllable and one accented syllable.

Most of Shakespeare’s plays where written in Iambic pentameter.

Acrostic poems can have meaning on more than one level. They can define thoughts about a given word or name or they can be written as a hope or inspiration. While each successive line of the poem starts with the next successive letter of the word(s), the meaning of each Acrostic poem will differ from one writer to another.

The Acrostic poem below is a written reminder for myself and affirmation of my beliefs. You might want to give this type poem a try yourself with your own name:

ODELLA AKA ALHAVAKIA

Only I can decide my fate
Depending on choices I make
Each one dependent on the next
Like a chain reaction affect
Looking forward to each new day
Always striving for better ways
And never forget lessons learned
Kindness is free, so take a turn
Approach life as a journey
A journey to life eternal
Left behind, a detailed journal
Helping others avoid mistakes
Authored by one who did partake
View the world with hope and love
Alluding to God up above
Knowing heaven waits at the end
Incentive enough to obey
In God’s name, I pray.
Amen
Only I can decide my fate
Depending on choices I make
Each one dependent on the next
Like a chain reaction affect
Looking forward to each new day
Always striving for better ways
And never forget lessons learned
Kindness is free, so take a turn
Approach life as a journey
A journey to life eternal
Left behind, a detailed journal
Helping others avoid mistakes
Authored by one who did partake
View the world with hope and love
Alluding to God up above
Knowing heaven waits at the end
Incentive enough to obey
Amen, In God’s name, I pray.
Written/Copyrights Retained by: O’Della Wilson AKA Alhavakia, TheGoSeeGirl

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01
Feb

The chastuka is a type of traditional Russian poetry.

Written as a single quatrain in trochaic tetrameter with an abab or abcb rhyme scheme.  They are amusing, satirical, or ironic and cover topics ranging from bawdy jokes to propaganda.

They parallel the limerick, and are usually accompanied by music.  The musical refrain between chastukas gives the audience time to laugh without missing the next one.  Poets are resourceful and clever when performing them in front of an audience where the contestants mocked each other in competitions similar to today’s hip-hop or rap battles.

30
Jan

The canzona is a short lyric poem of French origin.  It gained popularity in Italy during the Middle Ages.

The subject of this type poetry is often about love, nature, or feminine beauty.
The canzona consists of stanzas of equal length, and closes with a shorter stanza which is called an envoi.
The stanzas vary from seven to twenty lines.

The blank verse style of poetry is written in iambic pentameter. Its main characteristic is its end-stopped lines.

Poems written in blank verse can be as long as the poet desires, provided that each line is written in iambic pentameter.

28
Jan

The ballade is a twenty-line French style poem. It  relies on the foundation of three stanzas, an envoi, and usually an apostrophe.

It must use the rhyme scheme of ababbcc dedeeff ghghii.

26
Jan

Tanka is a Japanese type poetry. These poems contain a total of 31 syllables within five lines.

The first and third lines are composed of five syllables each and the rest are composed of seven syllables each.

Tanka is the oldest type of poetry in Japan.

25
Jan

I often watch my daughter and wonder – What are her thoughts? What does she really think and feel about the life she has been dealt? There are many times I cry myself to sleep, praying for a miracle – if only …

She has inspired a lot of my poetry. With the heart of a warrior, she takes life one day at a time. Often times, she shares her desires that we could afford to travel some, not a lot, just to give her some taste of the world. It breaks my heart.

I thought I would share this poem “I Watch” with my viewers. While it does not compare to the reality of our situation, it does give a glimmer view into our world. Some things in life, for as powerful as words are, words just simply cannot convey- so here is our small glimmer view: I WATCH