ZaniLa Rhyme – Remember Eleven

by | Nov 17, 2015 | Creative Writing, Proper Poetry | 0 comments

Eleven’s an unlucky number.
This I surely do believe.
Eleven:- November. Remember
sacrifices made by those we grieve.
Guns are fired ceremoniously
at the Cenotaph displays.
Remember eleven November
at eleven on Armistice days.
Red poppies all signify the blood
spilled by war heroes and on
eleven November remember
they fought ’til the enemy was gone.
But alas on Friday the thirteenth
more bloodshed in Paris town,
remember? Eleven:- November.
when unknown enemies struck them down.
Should we forget? Could we not forget
treason plotted by Guy Fawkes?
Eleven:- November. Remember
nine-eleven tragedies of New York’s?
We cannot forget to remember
each day eleven a.m.:-
Remember… Eleven… November…
and pray it never happens again.
4 lines per stanza, rhyming scheme abcb, 9/7/9/9 per stanza, minimum 3 stanzas.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in  each odd numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.