The pointed shoes I try to fill
With feet too small to balance well
While tipsy teeter tries my will
She hopes that I won’t take a spill

Her coffee cup of sweet caramel
I raise with pinky full extend
It teeters to my lips Pink Shell
On wrist dabbled with much Chanel

Her watchful eye plays well pretend
I give her too a cup and scone
Her bangled hand with rings extends
To toast her host, her lady friend

These days I call her on the phone
Too far apart, in home my own
Her voice that answers with pure tone
Still fills my head with her cologne

So….the challenge of NaPoWriMo was to write 30 Poems in 30 Days. I fell just a tad bit short and delivered 28 poems in 30 days. Today I am making up for Day 18 whose prompt was a ruba’i. What’s that? Well, it’s a Persian form — multipe stanzas in the ruba’i form are a rubaiyat. Basically, a ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA. Robert Frost’s famous poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening uses this rhyme scheme.

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