#NaPoWriMo Day 13/ Three Line Tales: Poem – Senryu – “Doesn’t Conquer Death” #amwriting #3LineTales #poetry

For NaPoWriMo Day 13 the Prompt is: ” to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended. For example, if you chose the phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” you might reverse that into something like: ‘ a broken thread; I’m late, so many lost.'” Also, I’m combining with Sonya from Only 100 Words’ #3LineTales Prompt.

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Romeo scales yellowed bricks,

Hands bleed from his grip;

He pleads, balances on shutters.


Juliet grins glances down,

She notes a height steep;

He clings to her hand squeezes.


A climbing shoe slips, tumbling —

Love doesn’t conquer —

Death; not as corpses hands’ meld.


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14 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Day 13/ Three Line Tales: Poem – Senryu – “Doesn’t Conquer Death” #amwriting #3LineTales #poetry”

  1. i feel like i don’t get it. 😦 up-end a phrase? how do i do that, with my fists up? lol.
    could someone try an example, so would it be a phrase like “a friend in need is a friend indeed” or “green around the gills” or insert whatever you can think of. i’d love to hear some more i thought these were fun to read.

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    1. Well, just make it it’s opposite. Mine was ‘Love Doesn’t Conquer All’ instead of: ‘Love Conquerers All. Or maybe ‘All isn’t actually fair in ‘Love and War’’ or maybe a narrator is ignorant for ‘Being the pot, calling the the Kettle Black’ or there are reprocussions of a bad kind for ‘Looking a gift horse in the mouth.’ That’s off the top of my head. Good luck 🙂

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