Tears Out Of The Eyes Of A Doll – A Trimeric Poem


Tears out of the eyes of a doll
Thrown out, forgotten and forsaken
Feeling unloved, abandoned and small
Life no longer by touch awakened

Thrown out, forgotten and forsaken
No longer cared for at all
Left cold and weather beaten

Feeling unloved, abandoned and small
Laying ditched and shunned
Lost in better times recall

Life no longer by touch awakened
Waiting for eternal darkness to fall
Brings tears out of the eyes of a doll

©RedCat

Written for this week’s Sunday Muse

Written in the Trimeric form, with a rhyme scheme of Abab bab aba baA, where a capital denotes a repeated line.



Also shared to Promote Yourself Mondays at GO DOG GO CAFÉ.


A Trip To The Wild Side! – A Trimeric(ish) Poem


– Welcome my lady!
I’ll be your chauffeur to the other side.
Where you’ll meet your parts called dark and shady.
The ones you hide because they’re deemed too free thinking and wild.

I’ll be your chauffeur to the dark side.
Fasten your seatbelt, it’ll be a wild ride.
No need to blush, we all have sides we hide.

You’ll meet all your parts called dark and shady.
Those you dispatch to your mind’s darkest alleys.
The ones you think will make you less of a lady.

Hidden because they’re deemed too free thinking and wild.
Thoughts and notions that might brand you a flower child.
Things you fear will make you from polite society exiled. 

– Welcome sweet lady, to a trip to the wild side!

©RedCat

Photo by Saffu on Unsplash

Written for this week’s Sunday Muse

Inspired by the prompt photo, and the comic Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl that for some reason popped into my mind as I started writing. Can’t find it now, but I think a picture with Lenore might have been the first time I came across the “Come to the dark side, we have cookies” meme. The Lou Reed song didn’t turn up until I wrote the last line. 

I’ve played around a bit with the rules, hence the Trimeric(ish). But otherwise this is my second use of the form first tried in Guarded By The Unicorn.


Read other responses to The Sunday Muse here.


Arcane is your path — Let some light guide your way.
Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash

Guarded By The Unicorn – A Trimetric Poem


In the pale midsummer night
Young lovers the forest adorn
Fiery passion shining bright
A love-star is born

Young lovers the forest adorn
Bathed in magic full moon light, guarded by the fierce unicorn
Champion that for true love fights

Fiery passion shining bright
Reflected in the spiral horn, shining beacon to every soul’s sight
As heart’s hope is reborn

A love-star is born
Manifestation of the Goddess might, true heart and soul love is sworn
In the pale midsummer night

©RedCat

Written for Poetry Form: Trimeric at dVerse. Trimetric is a new form for me but one I found satisfying the same way I do Pantoums or Triolets, so I’m sure I’ll write more.

Also shared to the Writers’ Pantry.

Today’s poetry form is Trimeric (Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\), which was invented by Charles A. Stone.

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Trimeric has 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 – -.

No other rules on line length, meter, or rhyme.

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