Camp NaNoWriMo – 15th

Full Circle

Come stand beside me, my lad
My Father did say that day
It is time you learnt a thing or two
There is no more time to play

You are a young man now
Come stand beside me, my lad
Together we are strong
In our family home we will be glad

Wed, and babe on the way
Time passes quickly nowadays
Come stand beside me, my lad
Let us in life give praise

Years have gone, time has flown
Sadness is now how my heart is clad
My Father rests forever more
Come stand beside me, my lad

Viator

The viator is a poetic form invented by Robin Skelton, author of The Shapes of Our Singing. The rules are fairly simple:

  • The first line is a refrain
  • The refrain appears as the second line of the second stanza, third line of the third stanza, and so on for however many stanzas the poem has…
  • …with the final line of the final stanza being the refrain
  • That’s it

©NopeNotPam

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