Today I patched potholes in the street
Filling cracks // stretchmarks growing wider
Black sticky tar // thick as nutty pudding
Seals the holes and slows deterioration
Our life is like road paved and sweet
We live like it will last forever
But pavement cracks and potholes widen
from our activities and endless recreation
Some seek to just pave over // making everything neat
Without fixing personal issues they hide her
When troubles come from their past that’s hidden
Life’s pavement crumbles from disillusion
So, keep life’s road protected from the heat
And from foul and nasty weather
Avoid division // help relationships widen
Address life’s potholes // sealed with occlusion
Sanaa at d’Verse, challenged us to write from French poetic history.
“Today we will delve deep into the French poetic form “Rima Dissolutas.” Popular with 12th and 13th century French poets, rimas dissolutas is a poem that rhymes and doesn’t rhyme.
For instance, each stanza contains no end rhymes, but each line in each stanza rhymes with the corresponding line in the next stanza–sometimes employing an envoi at the end.”
I had to wait a day to get this one to work for me. Today my friend Peter helped me patch some potholes in our neighborhood. A few neighbors donated to the cause, and we purchased and used 7 bags of asphalt mix in the holes and cracks. This gave me the inspiration for today’s poem. I hope I have the form correct.
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