Purple: A Pensee*

Purple-
colored skin throbs.
Even after tear’s flow stopped.
Each strong blow leaves brutal, deep marks.
Skin to soul, she’s left scarred and scathed.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 4.

*Pensee found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids

The Pensee is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • titled.
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