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.

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Sunny days,

And fragrant breezes,

Lemon trees,

And honey,

Picture postcard memories,

All we had was love.

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Rainy days,

And youthful teases,

Cherry wine,

And freedom,

Soft hands touching over skin,

All we had was love,

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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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