Weather or Not

As days slip by without a care
Rain and wind play well and share
Impish pranks then they disappear
Their sin we bear, their sin we bear

No regard for whose to blame seems
Cruel and unjust as childish dreams
Man’s strength and toil repair the scene
We know we need, we know we need

Famine begs for cleansing showers
Quench renewed to thirst and flowers
Lest we perish take heed our hours
Higher power, higher power

Dversepoets.com. Monotetra

*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line
*Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
*The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form ā€“ the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
*This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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14 Responses to Weather or Not

  1. Beverly Crawford says:

    Great titie, and great monotetra. I hope it brings rain.

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  2. Lucy says:

    Beautifully penned, Mary!

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  3. Tzvi Fievel says:

    “Their sin we bear, their sin we bear.”
    Intriguing, especially the line above.

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  4. Grace says:

    We need those cleansing showers, fast! Thanks for joining in.

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  5. Vandana Sharma says:

    Need relief form heat wave need rain!!

    Like

  6. Ron Rowland says:

    Beautifully composed.

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  7. Raivenne says:

    The contrast of those who find it balm, those who find it bane and the indifference of the deities-that-be who let it rain when they want is so subtly penned here. So well done!

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  8. msjadeli says:

    Your poem is a winner, the words and rhythm well-done and the message is clear.

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  9. sanaarizvi says:

    This is beautifully poignant. Weather conditions be them rain, snow, hail, sun is better in moderation I say… we are currently experiencing monsoon šŸ’šŸ’

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  10. Such powerful message and love the transitions from the struggles to the higher power.

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