Mom

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

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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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