Becoming a Man #poetry #prompt #kyrielle

Jane Dougherty has prompted us to write a Kyrielle, which you’ll find described here but to add to the trickery we have a picture and some random words. Thanks Jane. For some reason a somewhat masculine theme came to mind.

jane dougherty moonlight prompt

Nowhere to hide in soft moonlight

If there’s someone left still to fight


Your mates are there, and me and you

The day we walked that Avenue

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Should men, good and true, softly tread

If there’s no one left and all are dead

And our fists are clenched, a wary crew

The day we walked that Avenue

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There’s a secret to becoming a man

Know when to run, when make a stand

Ignore your mind, if heart be true

The day we walked that Avenue.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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6 Responses to Becoming a Man #poetry #prompt #kyrielle

  1. It might take you longer to hatch them, but they’re good uns when they arrive 🙂 Get onto the cascade poem now maybe?

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  2. Autism Mom says:

    Love it!

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  3. Is there anything you can’t write about? Good one, Geoff. 😀

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