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A Pantoum

Updated on December 13, 2011

A pantoum is a form of poetry where thesecond and forth lines of a verse become the first and third lines of the next verse.

I tried to warn you
It wasn't enough
You didn't listen
You were too tough
 
It wasn't enough
I spoke too late
You were too tough
What twisted fate
 
I spoke too late
You'd fallen already
What twisted fate
Now this heart beats steady
 
You'd fallen already
It's something grim
Now this heart beats steady
Just for him
 
It's something grim
You took your time
Just for him
You wrote your rhyme
You took your time
My dear sweet dove
You wrote your rhyme
With a pen of love
 
My dear sweet dove
You signed your name
With a pen of love
You held no shame
 
You signed your name
On written vows
You held no shame
The preacher bows
 
On written vows
You did bawl
The preacher bows
No groom at all
 
You did bawl
All night and Day
No groom at all
It was your fate
 
Night and Day
I stayed with you
It was your fate
What could I do?
 
I stayed with you
My lonely heart
What could I do?
I fell apart
 
My lonely heart
I'm speaking to you
I fell apart
I don't know what to do
 
I'm speaking to you
For I was the bride
I don't know what to do
I am empty inside
 
For I was the bride
And with my groom assumed dead
I am empty inside
And lie on my bed
 
And with my groom assumed dead,
I welcome death
And lie on my bed,
Take my final breath
 
I welcome death
I pull the trigger
Take my final breath
For this hurt is bigger
 
I pull the trigger
And I slowly die
For this hurt is bigger
Not just a good cry
 
I slowly die
As he rushes in
Not just a good cry
A very good sin
 
As he rushes in
It's clear he was just missing
A very good sin
Someone else he was kissing
 
It's clear he was just missing
But there's sometihng worse
Someone else he was kissing
Oh what a curse
 
There's something worse
I still want to die
Oh waht a curse
Now he starts to cry
 
I still want to die
As my heart slowly stops
Now he starts to cry
And then his heart pops
 
As my heart slowly stops
He knows it's his fault
And then his heart pops
As his breathing halts
 
He knows it's his fault
He can't stand the ache
As his breathing halts
He dies from heartbreak
 
He can't stand the ache
He takes his final breath
He dies from heartbreak
And then we wed in death
 
He takes his final breath
And says his goodbyes
And then we wed in death
On a cloud in the sky

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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Welcome to HubPages.

      Wow what a great form of poetry.

      Lately I have been experimenting with different forms of poetry and this one may be the next challenge.

      Before joining everyone on here I only composed rhyming poetry.

      Then came 'Freeverse'which I love and find the freedom allows me to express my self freely.

      Then came the 'Limmerick'which is fun;

      Followed by Haiku, which I was not sure about initially but enjoy composing them now;

      Then Ractimeter Poems were next which I really enjoy composing.

      The next one has to be 'Pantoum Poetry'and I really like this one you have published on here.

      Very talented indeed.

      I vote this one up up and away and bookmark also.

      I also look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care,

      Eddy.