Woman’s Worth: A Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme*


Woman’s Worth: A Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme*

Your staring wide grinning eyes consume the beauty I behold.
From my face to my toes you gaze as if I’m a shining gold.
Words will be futile, ‘cause your malicious gape speak for itself.
Dark dreamy, steamy scenes your mind creates, I can see myself.
Stop! For your soul’s sake put your vicious visions in state of dearth.
I have wise mind and kind heart, they are my assets since my birth.

I am more than flawless face and bare body that’re rare on earth,
I am more than the lustful illusions you can never hold,
I am more than the photo-shopped babe in your men’s cave bookshelf,
I’m more than what you can see and feel. No words can speak my worth.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to Napowrimo Day 27. (yes, I’m catching up! :D)


Today’s prompt comes to us from Megan Pattie, who points us to the work of the Irish poet Ciaran Carson, who increasingly writes using very long lines. Carson has stated that his lines are (partly) based on the seventeen syllables of the haiku, and that he strives to achieve the clarity of the haiku in each line. So today, Megan and I collectively challenge you to write a poem with very long lines.

*Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme

Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme is an invented form found at Shadow Poetry, created by Laura Lamarca. The Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme is:

  • a decastich, a poem in 10 lines.
  • syllabic, 15 syllables per line.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme aabbcccabc.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!

44 thoughts on “Woman’s Worth: A Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme*”

    1. Thank you very much for reading this long poem. 🙂 This form isn’t my comfort zone and comments like yours make it worth writing this piece. 🙂 Thank you!


  1. I am more. Yes, you are. Women are. Ideally, I’d like to think that people are. Direct message, framed and woven through meter and through rhyme. I believe! Well-wrought, Rosema!

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      1. Itaas ang bandera ng kababaihan! Haha. Really though, this is so true. We should always remember that we are worth more than we think (redundant!). Good morning, dear! ❤❤❤

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  2. Very well said and written. ” I am more than what you can see or feel. No words could speak my worth.” A fantastic ending to empowering poem for a woman. It’s like Beyonces song “Girls.”
    “Who run the world Girls…”

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      1. You’re Welcome. Beyoncé has the greatest woman power anthems, since Destinies Child to her recent album 🙂 Yours has that power anthem quality 🙂

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  3. This is so powerful. Put elegantly and truthfully and …. perfect 🙂 I’ll just stick to that instead of blabbering on 😀 You have a beautiful soul, dear 🙂 Stay blessed always.

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