Too Soon

Too soon comes a day the wink of tender eye
Your smile, your laugh, the half full of your glass
Shuffle footsteps down the hall, I miss it all
Too soon forever comes to say goodbye
Too soon all footsteps soften as they pass
Never chosen, whispers never spoken, years
Without your footsteps follow when I fall
Who do I call when gone are all the tears?

Day 14 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. Today’s challenge is to write a seven-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chines. The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.

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