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A Triolet: Ambitious Pledge

Updated on November 13, 2011

A Triolet: Ambitious Pledge

I open with a basic pledge.

Desperate with great ambition

Greatness, driven to the edge.

I open with this basic pledge.

Keeping from falling off the ledge.

I open with this basic pledge.

Desperate with great ambition.

How Did I Come to Write A Triolet?

It is a good question given I didn’t know what a triolet was until I took on studying poetry. Well It seemed like the next logical step after writing several Rondeau and a few Rondelets. So it seemed like the next logical step.

What I Found Interesting?

Very similar to the Rondeau and the Rondelet the Triolet is the basic 6 syllables with specific rhyming schemes. There was also a lot of repetition in this type of poetry but that is not unusual.


My beautiful son who works so diligently at his studies everyday in a society that doesn’t value him at all. And my son is so hard on himself and hates failure. And he isn’t made that society doesn’t embrace him but my son believes if he works hard enough and long enough the world will love him as he loves the world.

And he never gets disheartened but continues to push himself to be as successful as he can even though he has Autism. I have never heard of Autistic person having ambition but my son does. And he wants to achieve so much in his life.

And yes, he would even like to be president one day. As previously stated I am secretly hoping this ambition for the executive branch is a phase. But if it is not I guess I will have to support him as he drives himself to greatness.

Everyday he rises and works very diligently to be successful and I worry he is too hard on himself. And he is driving himself too hard but he insists on studying. Even on days when I want him to work less hard he will go into his room and study even more. So I worry about my son’s ambition but I also admire it because he has Autism and is unable to speak. He is still brave enough to have both ambition and dreams.

So this poem is for my son.

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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi WD,

      Thanks for reading and yes, me too. I would love my son to be a drummer in a rock band. I tell him he would have lots of girl firends. My son loves girls.

      Thanks for reading it is always so wonderful to hear from you.

      All My Best,


    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Don't kid yourself. The only ones who don't have ambition have been beaten down by ignorance. It is my hope (more of a dream?) that technology will allow an even exchange. Until then, love and determination goes a long way.

      "I am secretly hoping this ambition for the executive branch is a phase" . . . . . That's why I clicked funny.


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