If I Have Left Since Yesterday (Quatern Challenge)

If I have left since yesterday
And chosen not my vows to pay
The Heavens would’ve screamed and grieved
Once my sword was withdrawn and sheathed

The Devil would’ve laughed and prayed
If I have left since yesterday
Scorning Angels crying over
Shameful reasons no soul abjured

The seeds would wonder day and night
Why holy grounds were much defiled
If I have left since yesterday
And chosen not to love, to stay

But to depart I did not do
For I could see: neither would you
Won’t be as strong as we’re today
If I have left since yesterday

I finally got the time to do Cubby’s poem writing challenge! :”>

The Challenge

Instructions on writing a quatern:

  1. There are a total of 16 lines with four 4-line stanzas (quatrains).
  2. There are 8 syllables per line.
  3. The repeating line (refrain) occurs 4 times, in lines 1, 6,  11,  and 16.
  4. It does not have to rhyme.
  5. If you choose to rhyme, the rhyme scheme is flexible.
    • The rhyme scheme of In Waves is Aabb aAcc ddAa eeaA.
    • The rhyme scheme of No One Else is Abab cAca adAd eaeA.
    • The capital “A” in the rhyme schemes above denotes the refrain.
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3 responses to “If I Have Left Since Yesterday (Quatern Challenge)

  1. Pingback: No One Else: A Quatern and Challenge | Reowr·

  2. I’m so happy you tackled the quatern! I love the way you crafted your quatern around the refrain. Fantastic job! 🙂

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