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



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! 🙂


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:
    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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