Poem: Nonet – ” Be Brave.”

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. 

line 1 – 9 syllables

line 2 – 8 syllables

line 3 – 7 syllables

line 4 – 6 syllables

line 5 – 5 syllables

line 6 – 4 syllables

line 7 – 3 syllables

line 8 – 2 syllables

line 9 – 1 syllables

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.




Amaze me, be Brave, fight for you and I,

It’s unacceptable for you,

To say, ” I’m not ready yet.”

What length of time required,

Will cause you to move and,

Man up, be Brave,

Shake the past —




Sizzling skin, fascination that thrills me,

Providing us both with hours which,

Entertain, demonstrate,

Affection and comfort,

Between us lies more,

If only you tried,

To be Brave,

Try, be–



©Mandibelle16. All Rights Reserved.


14 thoughts on “Poem: Nonet – ” Be Brave.”

  1. kingsoracle February 23, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Wow! this is bravery. learnt something new today -Nonet, hmm I might just give it a try 😉 Loved it Mandi dearest .

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      • kingsoracle February 24, 2016 / 7:06 am

        Wow, Thank you for the recommendation.I will definitely check it out.

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  2. clcouch123 February 23, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    You use the form to show time running out. The two last lines make up their own message, too: “Live. Brave.” Creative crafting in making a compelling voice. Thanks, Mandi Belle!

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    • mandibelle16 February 23, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thanks Christopher. I really like the form of a Nonet. I’m going to have to play with it some more. Yes though, you are right, time has run out… Thanks for commenting.

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