Eyes of Forgotten Innocence: Derided
I was hoping, that with all the studying I did in order to learn of the different poetry styles, that I could find a new form which was unique to me.
I thought of all the different ways rhyming was done--from strict to loose, from metered to free--in order to develop something of my own.
I was banging my head against the wall as I was finding nothing new to contribute to the world of poetry.
Suddenly, I thought of the following rhyming convention: Rhyme the first word instead of the last. It's difficult, but it can be done. Contractions, deviations on pronunciations, and a careful construction of the sentences makes it possible.
I think it is unique. If not, please let me know if you know what the style is called. I'm calling it Initiatory Rhyme Form.
So here is the poem:
Deny the child his right to peace.
Elide their hope to darkness.
Reply to their cry with silence.
Imply they should help themselves.
Defy the God who sees all matters.
Espy their sorrow with indifference.
Decry their protests as rebellion.
Remember to be brave enough to ask the difficult questions if you think a child may be being abused. You could be the one that saves them.