I’m participating in WordPress.com’s Writing201: Poetry that finishes up this week.
“Grab your verse by both ends (or hands; your call), like a hero with extra big hair. Week 2 here we go!” Today is about heroes/heroines, ballads and anaphora/epistrophe. This is what I came up with. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think, good or bad.
The Ballad of the New Girl She was the new girl in town, still a bit of a mystery. She had a lilt in her step and eyes full of glee She chatted with the ladies and danced with the fellows. She swam in the creek a and skipped through the meadows. She went to the picnic with handsome Johnny McCoy. She thought she was in love, but he was not a good boy. She gave him a few liberties and he took advantage. She was loud and clear and he flew into a rage. He threatened and smacked her, but she stood her ground. She took care of her problem and he was never found. She was the new girl in town, still a bit of a mystery. She's not locked up. She's stronger than she used to be.