The Big Maybe

Grace is hosting this week’s Meeting The Bar challenge at dVerse Poets, and she asks us to create a piece using the Trimeric Form, invented by Charles A. Stone. The rules are as follows:
1. Trimerics have 4 stanzas
2. The first stanza has 4 lines
3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each
4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).
5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d –

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The Big Maybe

Some things hurt more than others;
some things aren’t so bad.
Almost everything’s a toss-up…
like an unfaithful lover’s farewell.

Some things aren’t so bad,
all things considered, but
we still have to bear in mind 

almost everything’s a toss-up:
A beautiful woman flips a coin;
a door closes or it doesn’t.

Like an unfaithful lover’s farewell,
muffled through a half-closed door,
everything’s got its pros and cons.

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dVerse Poets
MTB Thursday
~ Trimerics ~
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15 thoughts on “The Big Maybe

  1. Poet philosopher blows away the prompt, and aces the trimeric; I’ll alert the media. It does remind me though the many times No meant NO.

  2. This is so strong and poignant. I especially resonate with; “Like an unfaithful lover’s farewell, muffled through a half-closed door,
    everything’s got its pros and cons.”💝

  3. Ron,
    Hats off to you on this one, it’s so perfectly crafted to both the form and the content, the tone half-resignation, the half-fatalism surrounding the hurt of “an unfaithful lover’s farewell.” Beautifully written and made so familiar and relatable.
    pax,
    dora

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