Writing 201 Day Ten: Future/Sonnet/Chiasmus

Ugh, I don’t want this to be the last prompt. I had so much fun. I learned so many new devices and forms!

Today’s Prompt: Future

Today’s Form: Sonnet (4-4-3-3 is the most common line length. I’m using Shakespeare’s abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme)

Today’s Device: Chiasmus (inverted repetition in a sense)

Generation of Peace

We are the next generation of peace, they say

A chance, slightest hope

Children are a wide array

Of colors beyond our scope.

Is peace the next generation, they wonder

As grieving families cry in pain

Of their lost child; their world has truly gone under

In a mass of stone and earth; what is there to gain?

Or perhaps our world is breaking at the seams

Unable to be stitched; pure calamity.

Yet the future stands still, beckoning with laser-beams

Of smiles and serenity.

You are young and you can change the world

Through a message unheard, a message unfurled.


About heatherd001

Hello! My name is Heather. I'm sixteen years old and I love to write (poems mostly) but I'm working on some story- and novel-writing. Writing is a creative outlet for me.
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2 Responses to Writing 201 Day Ten: Future/Sonnet/Chiasmus

  1. This poem is awesome! It contains everything that a good poem should.


  2. Is a good poem, and I like it.

    (When we were out taking part in the peace marches and civil rights protests in the 60s, we never thought it would take so long to gain either peace or true equality. Or that so many needful things would be discarded in the name of “bottom line” economics.)


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