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She’s a porpoise in water swim,
Life for her, no playful passing whim.
In gossamer gown, butterfly —
Letting out her breath, with sad sigh.
Out of cocoon perhaps she’ll break?
If breathing didn’t count for her sake.
An angel dipping her wings in the dim.
A lonely child, she floats, won’t swim.
Don’t give up your life in a breath,
Child with wings now so brightly set.
You’re no worm to be ashamed,
No worthless being created, blamed.
Diamond glimmers in God’s eye,
He sees in you no flaw, child abide.
You’re precious treasure life or death,
He handles all — porpoise deep breath.
Dive in ocean, swim quick mammal,
Don’t be still — inhale air, expand —
Your lungs to breathe, realize —
Reasons, break cacoon and fly.
Leave world behind, most treasured,
You’re worth much more for measure.
Costly jewel cherished in God’s hand,
Angel breathe; let grief form tears on land.
The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical.
Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.
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