Camp NaNoWriMo – 10th

A Stitch in Time

Misty memories of days long past
Where pleasures were humble
Time didn’t move so fast
And arthritis didn’t make me grumble
Then I had fingers which didn’t bumble
They were nimble and quick, in their prime
But now they so often fumble
As I recall this stitch in time

Animals, portraits, scenes and landscapes
Each one marking the minutes that have passed
Each one more than a dreamscape
Each one a question to be asked
There is always a contrast
Whether it be obvious or sublime
For my depictions I do recast
As I recall this stitch in time

So here I sit and contemplate
With brow furrowed, as the coldness of age bites
Even as my days grow late
These allow me to soar to great heights
They bring the past and present back into my sights
They allow me to return to my prime
They put everything back to rights
As I recall this stitch in time

As my eyes linger on each moment wrought
I wonder at the nature of my mime
I wonder if the images I have caught
Really do recall my stitch in time


A typical ballad is a plot-driven song, with one or more characters hurriedly unfurling events leading to a dramatic conclusion. Often, a ballad does not tell the reader what’s happening, but rather shows the reader what’s happening, describing each crucial moment in the trail of events. To convey that sense of emotional urgency, the ballad is often constructed in quatrain stanzas, each line containing as few as three or four stresses and rhyming either the second and fourth lines, or all alternating lines.


11 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo – 10th

  1. This poem you wrote is great
    The truth one can plainly to see
    With you I can surely relate
    My better years are behind me
    But I will never give up
    Thought I often cringe in pain
    An old dog, yes, no longer a pup
    For tenacious woman is my name


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