Shawn L. Bird

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poem for #napowrimo- fourteener April 3, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:00 pm
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So, I was asked how marriage lasts, how years flow into years?

Oh, I was asked how marriage lasts, how do you move past fears?

Yes, I was asked how marriage lasts, how can you trust that long?

When I was asked how marriage lasts, I pondered what goes wrong.

I think how long a marriage lasts is not about romance

It’s much more: it’s faith and trust and determined acceptance.

It’s about having the faith that no matter what fate brings

You’re sticking together like the promise made on those rings

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http://www.napowrimo.net/day-three/

This prompt was for a poem with lines of fourteen syllables, ideally in iambic heptameter.  My iambs are a complete mess, but here’s what I’ve got! 🙂

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17 Responses to “poem for #napowrimo- fourteener”

  1. or the tears that stain the pages of our diaries….

  2. howardat58 Says:

    Not really a mess, but “determined acceptance.” could be replaced by “accepting the role of chance”.
    I like the way that it takes several readings to extract the rhythm.

  3. GigiGeorgina Says:

    Reblogged this on actingmylife and commented:
    Beautiful words from a wonderful writer. 🙂

  4. cheryl622014 Says:

    Just like marriage really…! 😉

  5. I’m a little young for marriage but it seems some people understand the true value of it 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award, if you need to know the rules etc they’re on my post: https://andywritespoems.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/creative-blogger-award-thanks/
    Keep up the amazing work 😀

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  7. Trusting means having fears, and the courage to want to resolve them, as one.

  8. Definitely faith and trust play and huge role


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