#NovemberNotes Day 10/Sunday Writing Prompt: Poem – Pantoum – “Until Our Dying Day” #amwriting #poetry


The song for November Notes Day 10 is “Wise Enough”by Lamb. I’m combining the Prompt with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt Collage.

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Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

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Wise Enough” by Lamb

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I dreamt time was running wild and bleeding out quick.

Comets falling from the sky, I had such grave nightmares.

Waking up I saw, how precious is the time we have here,

I realized no one here is wise enough to give all they are.

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Comets falling for the sky, I had such grave nightmares.

Are we bright enough to outshine celestial starlight,

I realized no one here is wise enough to give all they are.

In each of us, is someone we don’t know, who is too lost.

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Are we bright enough to outshine celestial starlight,

We have multiple chances times to make a small difference,

In each of us, is someone we don’t know, who is too lost.

You’re real, no one else has your world role, your unique gifts.

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We have multiple chances, times to make a small difference,

Frightened of the dawn, I brush stardust from my blurry eyes.

You’re real, no on else has your world role, your unique gifts.

Desist wasting time, letting years pass abandoned.

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Frightened of the dawn, I brush stardust from my blurry eyes,

What is our purpose here? Stop killing our time dear.

Desist wasting time, letting years pass abandoned,

In our power is changing the world ’til our dying day.

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What is our purpose here? Stop killing our time dear,

Waking up I saw how precious is the time we have here.

In our power is changing the world ’til our dying day,

I dreamt time was running wild and bleeding out quick.

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Pantoum Poetry Form:

The design is simple:

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)

Line 6

Line 7 (repeat of line 4)

Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanzathen repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza

Line 3 of first stanza

Line 4 of previous stanza

Line 1 of first stanza

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See Shadow Poetry for more information.

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

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Poem: Pantoum – ” Closed for Hope.”


You were Hope, the reason my thoughts travelled.

My only use to you,  makes me dislike you.

I’m built to connect, not coldly unravel,

Want how I live, be prepared to give too.

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My only use to you, makes me dislike you.

We’ve played the game two-hundred times well,

Want how I live, be prepared to give too.

Problems attempting dates –we’re broken shells. 

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We’ve played the game two-hundred times well,

The chances of me saying yes — go away.

Problems attempting dates–we’re broken shells.

What a team we make, shutting problems away.

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The chances of me saying yes — go away.

I’m built to connect, not coldly unravel.

What a team we make, shutting problems away.

You were Hope, the reasons my thoughts travelled. 

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Poem: Pantoum – ” Words to Spin.”


The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)

Line 6

Line 7 (repeat of line 4)

Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanzathen repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza

Line 3 of first stanza

Line 4 of previous stanza

Line 1 of first stanza

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.

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Ideas pressed, venture in mind, 

Many words to write, little time,

Ease my frustration, right words find,

Should I scribble, should it rhyme.

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Many words to write, little time.

Make sense of thoughts that overwhelm, 

Should I scribble, should it rhyme.

Mind thinks, find muses in the realm.

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Make sense of thoughts that overwhelm.

Reason gone –creativity,

Mind thinks, find muses in the realm.

Longing for ingenuity.

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Reason gone –creativity,

The way it’s always been to spin,

Longing for ingenuity.

Finding focus where facts wear thin.

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The way it’s always been to spin,

Weaving  fabric, life for a piece,

Finding focus where facts wear thin.

Transforming words, doesn’t cease,

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Weaving fabric, life for piece,

Ease my frustration, right words find.

Transforming words, doesn’t cease.

Ideas pressed, venture in mind. 

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©Mandibelle16. All Rights Reserved.