Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Have you ever heard or read the nursery rhyme, “ There was a man of double deed?” It’s quite creepy! A lot of its effectiveness can be traced back to how, after the first couplet, the lines all begin with the same two phrases (either “When the . . .” or “Twas like,”). Write a poem that uses lines that have a repetitive set-up.
* Gee, no wonder my post-apocalyptic stories never end well…
Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces fir Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
Originally published at http://linesbyleon.com on April 21, 2021.