Taught: An Imayo*

You taught me to eat my pride, my inner monsters.
You taught my tired soul to pray, hope for the better.
But most of all my dearest, t’was you who taught me,
how to love with all my heart, until it stops beating.

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

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert

*Imayo is:

  • a 4 line poem.
  • syllabic, written in 12 syllable lines broken by caesura after the 7th syllable.

52 thoughts on “Taught”

  1. This is succinct but powerful for it’s shortness. He taught the most vital things. Most importantly, to love with all her heart. Well done Rosema. You are doing well with all these different poetry types, I like to see how you do them 🙂

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  2. Romance … Love …. Emotions … Just uh-mazing !! 😀 ❤ ❤
    This reminds me that I haven't read this book yet. so one more gets added in my long pending list … !!!

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  3. I am beginning to see why you like short and sweet poems. Those few words portray so much and at the end, that’s what counts. You don’t need a truckload of words to convey something when just a cab-ful would do 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you very much, NJ! 🙂 I am not sure but I really like short poems more than the longer ones. Maybe I am too lazy to write long ones! HAHA
      Love the truckload vs cab-full! 😀 😀 😀 You are smart, my friend!

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