All We had Was Love

I’m re-visiting a great prompt challenge I haven’t attempted for a while. Now that  life seems to have settled down a bit more I thought I’d get back to practising with forms again.

A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5. It can be as many stanzas as you like, just so long as each one follows the pattern.



Sunny days,

And fragrant breezes,

Lemon trees,

And honey,

Picture postcard memories,

All we had was love.


Rainy days,

And youthful teases,

Cherry wine,

And freedom,

Soft hands touching over skin,

All we had was love,


Winter days,

And stolen chances,

Babe in arms,

And tears,

Left alone to feel the cold,

All we had was lies.




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